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'^r.'jrida Agricultural Statistics 

Vegetable Summary 
1999-2000 





Dear Friend: 

Information included in this publication will provide a foundation for making sound 
production, marketing and policy decisions, which will ultimately affect Florida agriculture. 
Informed decision making is needed at all levels to ensure a viable and productive future for our 
agricultural industries. It also helps assure consumers of adequate food supplies and price 
stabilization. 

Agriculture is a vital $7 billion a year industry in Florida's economy. Domestic and foreign 
production is an increasing source of competition for our state's producers. The $1.5 billion fruit 
and vegetable component of Florida's agriculture must maintain high productivity and efficiency 
levels to meet these challenges. 

These statistics in this publication were compiled through the cooperation of the Florida 
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This and other timely publications would 
not be possible without the assistance of hundreds of producers who voluntarily contributed their 
time to accumulate and provide us with the basic data from which these official estimates were 
prepared. I extend my sincere appreciation to all who have participated in these important 
efforts. 




COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE 



FLORIDA 
AGRICULTURAL 
STATISTICS 

Vegetable Summary 

FLORTOA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 
AND CONSUMER SERVICES 
TERRY L. RHODES, COMMISSIONER 
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 



FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL 
STATISTICS SERVICE 
Orlando, Florida 
John D. Witzig, State Statistician 



DIVISION OF MARKETING 
AND DEVELOPMENT 
Tallahassee, Florida 
Nelson L. Pugh, Director 



FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE 
P.O. Box 530105 
1222 Woodward Street 
Orlando, Florida 32803 
Telephone: (800) 344-6277 
Facsimile: (407) 648-6029 
email: nass-fl@nass.usda.gov 
http://www.nass.usda.gov/fl 



Cooperating with 

U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Agricultural Marketing Service 
and 

National Agricultural Statistics Service 
ACKNOWLEDGMENT 



The acreage, production, and value statistics in this bulletin are official State and USDA estimates prepared by the 
Florida Agricultural Statistics Service. Extended commodity coverage and county and area detail were made possible 
through the participation of the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, in the estimating 
program. The Bureau of State Farmers' Markets, Florida Department of Agriculture, and the County Extension Agents of 
the Cooperative Extension Service were also very helpful in supplying area and county information. Shipment statistics were 
provided by the Market News Section of the Florida Department of Agriculture and the USDA Agricultural Marketing 
Service. 

Growers, shippers, and processors volunteered most of the basic data used in developing these statistics. The public 
spirited cooperation of these individuals and groups is appreciated. The Florida Tomato Committee has provided valuable 
assistance and data throughout the season. Sales agencies and transportation firms provided additional data. The Florida 
Fruit and Vegetable Association provided the cover design, and the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer 
Services provided the picture for the cover. 

Field personnel, A.J. Wilson, Parrish; E.J. Hutchins, Deerfield Beach; Charles Robertson, Homestead; Carl Ouzts, 
Orlando; and Robert McClelland, Immokalee, collected much of the basic acreage and production data in this bulletin. This 
report was assembled by Wade Adams, Shirley Zonner, and Bemie Albrecht of the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service, 
and Phil Montgomery, of the Market News Section. The authors also wish to thank Marcelo Diaz, Kitty Hildreth, Pat 
Quittence, Iris Solis, Jerry Campbell, and others of the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service who assisted in compiling and 
preparing this report. 



Published April 2001 




PRINCIPAL VEGETABLES 
BY 

PRODUCING AREAS 

WEST 

A. Holmes-Jackson- Washington counties - Butter beans, field peas, watermel- 
ons. 

B. Gadsden County - Pole beans, squash, sweet com, tomatoes. 
NORTH 

C. Suwannee Valley - Beans, com, cucumbers, greens, peas, peppers, jxitatoes, 
squash, watermelons. 

D. Starke-Brooker-Lake Butler - Lima beans, snap beans, blueberries, cucum- 
bers, peppers, squash, strawberries. 

E. Hastings - Cabbage, potatoes. 

F. Gainesville- Alachua- Blueberries, bush beans, cucumbers, peppers, potatoes, 
squash. 

G. Island Grove-Hawthome - Blueberries, cucumbers, peppers, sweet com. 
squash, watermelons. 

3. NORTH CENTRAL 

H. Oxford-Pedro - Tomatoes, watermelons. 

I. Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood - Cabbage, Chinese cabbage, sweet com, 
cucumbers, greens, spinach. 

J. Webster - Cucumbers, eggplant, peppers. 

4. WEST CENTRAL 

K. Lake Placid - Sweet com, radishes, lettuce, parsley, beets. 

L. Plant City-Balm - Blueberries, bush and pole beans, lima beans, cabbage. 

cucumbers, eggplant, field peas, greens, squash, strawberries, cherry 

tomatoes, watermelons. 
M. Palmetto-Ruskin - Cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes, 

cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes, watermelons. 
N. Sarasota - Cabbage, celery, cucumbers, sweet com, escarole. letmce, 

radishes. 

O. Wauchula - Blueberries, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, watermel- 
ons, squash. 

5. EAST CENTRAL 

P. Ft. Pierce - Tomatoes, watermelons, snap beans. 

6. SOUTHWEST 

Q. Snap beans, sweet com, cucumbers, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, 
potatoes, squash, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes, watermelons. 

7. EVERGLADES 

R. Bush beans, cabbage, celery, Chinese cabbage, sweet com, escarole, greens, 
lettuce, radishes. 

8. SOUTHEAST 

S. Martin County - Cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, watermelons. 

T. Pompano - Bush beans, lima beans, sweet com, cucumbers, eggplant, sweet 

and hot peppers, squash, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes. 
U. Homestead - Bush and pole beans, cabbage, sweet com, eggplant, okra, 

pickles, potatoes, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, plum 

tomatoes. 




Commercial Vegetables 



Watermelons 



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Usual dates for planting and harvesting vegetables, 
melons, potatoes, and strawberries 



Crop 


Planting 


Usual Harvest Dates 


Dates ^' 


Begins 


Most active 


Ends 


Snap Beans ^ 


Aug 15 - Apr 1 


Oct 15 


Nov 1 - May 1 


Jun 15 


Blueberries 




Apr 15 


May 1 - May 25 


Jun 10 


Cabbage 


Sep 1 - Mar 15 


Oct 25 


Jan 1 - Apr 15 


Jun 15 


Carrots 


Aug 15 - Feb 15 


Nov 1 


Dec 15 - May 25 


Jun 10 


Cantaloupes 


Jan 15 -Mar 15 


Mario 


May 15-Jun 20 


Jul 10 


Cauliflower 


Sep 15 - Jan 1 


Dec 15 


Jan 1 - Mar 15 


Apr 15 


Celery 


Aug 1 - Apr 15 


Oct 25 


Dec 15 - Jun 1 


Jul 10 


Chinese Cabbage 


Sep 1 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


XT 1 C A >f 1 C 

Nov 15 - May 15 


Jun 1 


Sweet com 


Till 0^ \An\r 1A 

Jul zj - May lu 


oep ZD 


Nov 15 - Jun 15 


Jun 15 


Cucumbers 


Aug 1 - Apr 1 


Sep 20 


Nov 1 - Dec 15 
Apr 20 - Jun 1 


Til 

Jul 1 


Eggplant 


Jul 15 - Apr 1 


Oct 1 


Nov 15 - Jul 1 


Aug 1 


Escarole and Endive 


Aug 25 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Nov 15 - May 25 


Jun 1 


Lettuce and Romaine 


Aug 25 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Dec 1 - May 1 


Jun 1 


Parsley 


Aug 25 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Nov 15 - May 25 


Jun 1 


Green Peppers 


Aug 1 - Mar 15 


Oct 20 


Nov 15-Jun 15 


Jul 1 


Potatoes 


Sep 15 - Mar 1 


Dec 26 


Feb 1 - Jun 1 


Jul 1 


Radishes 


.Sep 1 - May 15 


Sep 20 


Nov 15 - May 1 


Jun 15 


Spinach (Proc.) 


Nov 1 - Jan 1 


Jan 15 


Feb 1 - Mar 1 


Mar 15 


Squash ^' 


Aug 15 - Apr 1 


Sep 1 


Nov 15 - May 15 


Jul 1 


Strawberries 


Oct 1 - Nov 15 


Dec 15 


Feb 1 - Apr 1 


May 15 


Tomatoes 


Jul 25 - Mar 15 


Oct 15 


Nov 15 - Jun 1 


Jul 1 


Watermelons 


Dec 15 - Apr 1 


Apr 1 


May 1 - Jul 1 


Jul 15 



' Usual date direct seeded or transplanted. ^ Includes Pole Beans. ^' A small acreage of summer squash is marketed locally 
during July and August. 



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CONTENTS 



ITEM PAGE 

Definitions and Explanations 1 

Confidentiality of Collected Data and Release Distribution Policy 2 

Narrative Summary of 1999-00 Crop Year 3 

Narrative Summaries of Individual Crops, 1999-00 Crop Year 4-11 

Summary of Acreage, Production, and Value by Crops, 

1998-99 and 1999-00 Crop Years 12 

Summary of Harvested Acreage and Value, 

1985-86 through 1999-00 13 

Major Florida Vegetables, Shares of Total Production Value 60 

Agricultural Statistics & Other Information 61 

Florida Agricultural Statistics Service Publication Order Form 62 

Individual Crop Data „ Production Shipments 

^ Summary .-it, 

and Value 

Snap Beans 4 14 44 

Blueberries 5 

Cabbage 5 16 44 

Cantaloupes .11 

Cauliflower 11 

Celery 11 

Chinese Cabbage 11 

Sweet Com 5 18 45 

Cucumbers 6 21 45 

Eggplant 6 24 45 

Greens 11 

Okra 11 - 46 

Dry Onions 11 

Parsley • 11 ' - 46 

Peas . 11 

Bell Peppers 7 26 46 

Potatoes 7 29 47 

Radishes 8 31 47 

Squash 8 32 48 

Strawberries 8 35 48 

Tomatoes 9 37 48 

Cherry Tomatoes ■ — — 49 

Watermelons 10 42 49 

Other Crops 10 
Summary of Shipments by Crops, 

by Months, 1999-00 -- - 44 

Vegetable Chemical Use Summary 50 -- — 



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DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS 



SEASONAL GROUPS-State level estimates for most 
crops are estimated on a six month seasonal basis. These 
statistics are published in January. The periods are for the crop 
year July through December and January through June. The two 
six month periods were combined in this publication into a crop 
year total for all crops. Production sold or utilized is shown by 
months. 

PLANTED ACREAGE is the total acreage which has been 
planted for harvest during the crop year. Acreage lost and 
replanted to the same crop in time for harvest in the same quarter 
is counted only once. Acreage harvested and planted again to the 
same crop is counted twice. 

HARVESTED ACREAGE is the acreage partially or com- 
pletely harvested. Acreage lost before or at maturity through 
natural or economic causes is not included in the acreage for 
harvest. 

YIELD is the average production per harvested acre of 
merchantable quality harvested and sold or utilized for human 
consumption. 

PRODUCTION is the quantity actually harvested and sold 
or utilized for human consumption. 

UNIT VALUE for fresh market sales is the equivalent price 
received, f.o.b. shipping point basis and encompasses all grades 
and sizes marketed or utilized. Included are packing charges, 
selling charges, precooling, top ice, or other costs which con- 
tribute to the value of the product at shipping point. The value 
per unit for quantities sold to processors is the average value 
paid for usable quantities, on a "delivered to plant door" basis. 
This value includes transportation and other normal costs 
incident to delivery at plant door. 

TOTAL VALUE is the equivalent value of production sold 
or utilized based on the unit value. CuUage and other quantities 



not sold or utilized because of natural or economic factors are 
excluded. 

OTHER COUNTIES include harvested acreage for all 
counties for which either published data would result in the 
disclosure of individual operations or acreage totals for specific 
commodities of minor importance in the State. 

All shipments and unloads, rail , truck , air , and boat , are 
recorded nationally in 10,000 pound units each day. Annual 
releases are in 1,000 cwt. In this publication, shipments and 
unloads for some commodities were converted to most common 
trading units. Rail and piggyback weights and conversion factors 
were determined by several Market News Service field offices. 
Mixed car (rail) loadings by stations have been prorated by com- 
modities. 

Where possible, the national Market News Service in 
Washington, D. C. has established a single uniform weight per 
commodity to be used nationally in converting to weight units 
for the various means of transportation. Weights per common 
container used and number of units per rail car or truck may be 
obtained by writing Federal-State Market News, 775 Warner 
Lane, Oriando, Florida 32803. 

PRODUCTION AND PRICE UNIT- The official USDA 
vegetable crop estimates are published on a weight basis. For 
this bulletin, the official estimates for most vegetable crops have 
been converted to what is believed to be the most commonly 
used containers. If changes in container weights are necessary, 
all data pertaining to the production of the commodity in 
question are revised to maintain comparability between years. 
The table below gives the net weight used per container and the 
number of containers per hundredweight for Florida produce. 



Most common unit, estimated net weight, and units per hundredweight, 
Florida produce, 1999-00 crop season 



Commodity 


Unit 


Est. net 
weight 


No. of 
units 
per cwt 


Commodity 


Unit 


Est. net 
weight 


No of 
units 
per cwt 






Pounds 








Pounds 




Snap Beans 


Bushel 


30 


3.333 


Lettuce, Iceberg 


Carton 


50 


2.000 


Blueberries 


Flat 


11 


9.090 


Lettuce, Romaine 


Carton 


40 


2.500 


Cabbage 


Crate 


50 


2.000 


Lettuce, Leaf 


Carton 


25 


4.000 


Carrots 


Sack 


48 


2.083 


Okra 


Bushel 


30 


3.333 


Cauliflower 


Carton 


25 


4.000 


Parsley 


Crate 


21 


4.762 


Celery 


Crate 


60 


1.667 


Bell Pepper 


Bushel 


28 


3.571 


Chinese Cabbage 


Crate 


50 


2.000 


Potatoes 


Sack 


100 




Sweet Corn 


Crate 


42 


2.381 


Radishes 


Carton 


15 


6.667 


Cucumbers 


Bushel 1 1/9 


55 


1.818 


Squash 


Bushel 


42 


2.381 


Eggplant 


Bushel 


33 


3.030 


Strawberries 


Flat 


12 


8.333 


Escarole 


Crate 


25 


4.000 


Tomatoes 


Carton 


25 


4.000 


Lettuce, Bibb 


Carton 


10 


10.000 


Watermelons 


Cwt 


100 




Lettuce, Boston 


Carton 


20 


5.000 











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CONFTOENTIALITY OF COLLECTED DATA 



All information collected from individual agricultural producers is held strictly confidential. Data provided 
by individual producers or other agricultural firms are used only to compile and publish statistics at the county, State, 
and national levels. Statistics at the county and State level are not pubhshed if they will potentially disclose 
information about an individual or operation. In addition, all names and addresses obtained by this office are held 
confidential. 



RELEASE DISTRIBUTION POLICY 



Florida Agricultural Statistics Service (FASS) publications are provided free of charge to all Florida 
agricultural producers and other respondents to FASS surveys. Also entitled to free FASS pubhcations are news 
media that use agriculmral statistics in their pubhcations, cooperating State agencies, and other USDA agencies that 
have an essential need for this information. Pubhcations picked up at the FASS office will be provided at no charge. 
Most FASS publications are available on the Internet. Users may access and download these reports from our 
homepage: http://www.nass.usda.gov/fl 

Other persons or entities will be assessed a nominal charge to receive individual pubhcations or to be placed 
on distribution list for future FASS pubhcations. See pages 61 & 62 for subscription costs. 



SUMMARY OF THE 1999-00 SEASON 



The value of vegetables, watermelons, potatoes, 
and berries produced in Florida during the 1999-00 season 
totaled $1.54 billion, down 3 percent from the 1998-99 
value of $1.59 billion. The values of production that 
increased were snap beans, sweet com, cucumbers, 
radishes, strawberries, and blueberries. 

Acreage planted to vegetables, watermelons, 
potatoes, and berries during the 1999-00 season totaled 
299,450 acres, down 5 percent from the 316,000 acres 
planted during the 1998-99 season. Producers showed 
increased 1999-00 plantings for snap beans, sweet com, 
cucumbers, radishes, and strawberries. 

The total 1999-00 acreage harvested of 287,450 
acres decreased 4 percent from the previous acreage of 
300,800 acres. The areas harvested for snap beans, sweet 
com, cucumbers, radishes, and strawberries showed 
increases from the 1998-99 season. 

The average yield per harvested acre was higher 
for cabbage, sweet com, cucumbers, eggplant. Bell 
peppers, radishes, squash, tomatoes, watermelons, 
strawberries and blueberries. 

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS 

Although frequent aftemoon and evening showers 
occurred during the month of July 1999, rainfall over 
most of the State was well below normal. Monthly 
precipitation ranged from about five inches below normal 
at West Palm Beach to about a half inch below at Daytona 
Beach. Ft. Pierce recorded only six tenths inch of rain 
falling during July. Pensacola rainfall totaled about eight 
inches for the month, about one third inch above normal. 
Cross City recorded over eleven inches during July. 
Temperatures during July averaged normal to one degree 
above with several stations recording at least one high of 
100 degrees or more. Dry soils delayed the laying of 
plastic for fall crop planting in the southern half of the 
Peninsula during late July into early August with some 
growers in the East Coast region irrigating prior to laying 
plastic. For the month of August, rainfall totaled from an 
inch at Avalon to almost eighteen inches at Bradenton. 
Precipitation ranged from over four inches below normal 
at Inverness to almost seven inches above at Miami. Most 
temperatures averaged one to two degrees above normal. 
Highs were mostly in the 90s with Gainesville and Pierson 
reporting at least one daily high of 101. Most low 
temperatures were in the 60s and 70s. 



The threat of bad weather from Hurricane Dennis, 
Hurricane Floyd, and Tropical Storm Harvey delayed the 
start of fall crop planting throughout September. Dry 
conditions turned wet during early September as daily 
rains arrived over most of the Peninsula. Rain from Floyd 
during mid-month helped ease drought conditions in many 
localities. Dade County and south westem localities felt the 
bmnt of rain from Harvey after mid-month with some 
drainage canals overflowing in the Southwest. Rain from 
tropical waves passing over the State near the end of 
September flooded some low lying areas in some 
southeastern coastal areas. Cloud cover from the tropical 
systems kept most temperatures below normal during the 
last half of September. For September, temperatures 
averaged two degrees below to a degree above normal 
while rain totaled from about a tenth inch at the Cross City 
airport to over eighteen inches in Melbourne. 

Scattered showers brought varying amounts of rain 
during early October. Temperatures during early October 
were normal to four degrees above. Strong winds and 
abundant rain buffeted crops and blew some blooms and 
mature fruit off trees, plants, and vines in some parts of the 
Southwest and East Coast regions, and in Dade County, as 
Hurricane Irene passed in mid-October. Flooding from 
Hurricane Irene's rains about mid-October caused some 
sweet com acreage to be abandoned in the Everglades, 
and delayed the planting of vegetables for winter crop 
harvest in the East Coast and Dade County areas. Fall crop 
yields in the affected areas were significantly reduced due 
to this damage. Rain from the storm ranged from three 
inches along the east coast to over twelve inches in Dade 
and Broward counties. Cooler weather arrived during the 
last half of the month with a few Panhandle and extreme 
northern Peninsula localities reporting frost during the last 
week. Some potato beds washed away around Immokalee 
due to flooding in late October which growers rebedded. 
For the month of October, rainfall ranged from about a 
half inch at Madison to over twenty inches at Ft. 
Lauderdale. Temperatures averaged normal to two degrees 
above for the whole month of October. 

Drier and mostly warmer weather during 
November and December aided the recovery of crops from 
the hurricane damage. Cool temperatures persisted into 
early November but warmed back to normal or above 
before mid-month. Temperatures dipped into the 30s 
across some northem Peninsula and Panhandle areas after 
mid-November with only very hght frost reported. 
November rain ranged from none at the Moore Haven lock 
to about five and a third inches at Madison. Temperatures 



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during November averaged from one degree below normal 
to three degrees above. As December arrived, temperatures 
dropped into the 30s in many central Peninsula areas but 
caused no significant damage to crops. During December 
temperatures averaged from three degrees below normal to 
two degrees above. In late December, cold weather again 
dipped into many central Peninsula localities causing light 
frosts with no significant harm to crops reported. Most 
December rain totals ranged from a half inch to almost 
three inches with about six inches recorded in Niceville 
and Crestview. Blountstown reported no measurable rain 
for December. 

The mostly dry and mostly warm conditions 
during January, February, and March provided nearly ideal 
conditions for vegetable growth and development but 
increased the need for irrigation. Mostly dry, warm 
weather during early January boosted plant growth and 
fruit development. Cold temperatures arrived after mid- 
month with Palmetto-Ruskin reporting a frost which 
caused no significant damage. The cold persisted into late 
January with Dade County and the Palmetto-Ruskin area 
receiving frosts that did not harm any crops significantly. 
However, some sweet com in the Everglades region was 
lost to these cold temperatures and replanted. Most 
January temperatures averaged normal to two degrees 
above with Apalachicola, Pensacola, and Femandina 
Beach recording temperatures five, four, and three degrees 
above normal, respectively. January rainfall totaled from 
about a tenth inch at Miami Beach to over three and a half 
inches at Jacksonville Beach. The January rains ranged 
from a third inch below normal at Femandina Beach to 
almost three inches below at Inverness. Mostly dry 
conditions continued into Febmary with precipitation 
ranging from about a half inch below normal at Tavemier 
to four and a third inches below at Pensacola. Rain for the 
month totaled from about two tenths inch at Moore Haven 
to about four inches at Jasper with most stations reporting 
from a half inch to an inch and a half. Warm temperatures 
over the vegetable producing areas during Febmary 
advanced plant growth and fruit development. Most 
temperatures for Febmary averaged from two degrees 
below normal to two degrees above with temperatures at 
De Funiak Springs and Pensacola averaging four degrees 
above normal for the month. 

Warm weather continued into March with monthly 
temperatures averaging from one degree above normal at 
Madison, Fort Myers and Tavemier, to five degrees above 
at Kissimmee and St. Petersburg. Rainfall was limited to 
mostly traces during early March. After mid-month, storms 
dropped significant amounts of rain over the vegetable 
regions . Rain for the month totaled from traces at Cross 
City to over eight inches at Daytona Beach and ranged 



from almost five inches below normal at Tallahassee to 
almost six inches above at Daytona Beach. However, most 
central Peninsula localities recorded less than an inch of 
rain for March. Cooler temperatures during April slowed 
maturation of some crops. Most temperatures during April 
averaged from one to three degrees below normal. 
Although April showers brought significant rain to some 
westem Panhandle areas, and to some localities in the East 
Coast area and around Lake Okeechobee, most rainfall 
ranged from a third to almost four inches below normal. 
April rain totaled from traces at Apalachicola to almost 
eight inches at Loxahatchee and West Pahn Beach. The 
heavy rainfall damaged some sweet com in the Everglades 
region, affected the growth and development of tomatoes 
in the East Coast region, and harmed some potatoes, 
especially in Ragler County. 

Temperatures remained below normal during early 
May but climbed to record highs by the end of the month. 
Temperatures in May averaged normal to four degrees 
above normal. Dry weather persisted during May with 
rain totaling from none at Glen St. Mary, Ocala, Arcadia, 
and Okeechobee to about two inches at St. Augustine, 
Brooksville, Kissimmee, and the Miami airport. The 
continued drought caused poor development of dryland 
watermelon acreage with a significant amount abandoned. 
Rain at the end of May brought relief to some 
southwestem and central Peninsula locahties and to Dade 
County. Scattered showers during June helped ease low 
soil moisture supplies but left some localities dry. Rain 
during June ranged from about three fourths inch at 
Tallahassee to over twelve inches at Invemess and Plant 
City. Most temperatures remained above normal during 
June. Tmck shortages and low markets brought most 
vegetable harvesting to an end by mid-to-late June. 

SNAPBEANS 

Growers produced 9.1 million bushels of sn^ 
beans for the fresh market during the 1999-00 season, up 
5 percent from last season and the largest production on 
record. Harvest acreage of 35,000 acres was up 12 percent 
from the previous season. The yield of 259 bushels per 
acre was down 19 bushels from a year earlier. The 
average bushel price was $16.27 per bushel, up $3.07 from 
the 1998-99 season. The value of the 1999-00 crop was 
$148.4 milUon, up 29 percent from the previous season. 

Bush beans are the most common type grown in 
the State. The Southeastem area, mainly Dade and Palm 
Beach counties, continued as the major production area. 
Pole beans are grown primarily in Dade County with a 
small amount grown in some northern counties. 



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Central and Northern area producers began 
planting their fall crop during the late summer. Dade 
County, Southwest, and Southeast growers started planting 
in late August. Hurricane Irene crossed southern Florida 
on October 15, 1999. The snap bean crop was damaged by 
the strong winds and flooding from the heavy rains. Dade 
County beans were hit harder than other areas. In Dade 
County flooding caused most of the acreage to be 
replanted. In other areas very little replanting was needed 
as plants recovered but harvest was delayed. Northern 
harvest was active during October and November. Harvest 
started in the southern areas in early November. Northern 
fall harvest was completed by mid-December. In the West 
Central area the fall harvest ended in late December. On 
January 17 there was some leaf bum on the snap bean 
plants in some fields from a light frost. Planting of the 
West Central and Northern spring crop started in 
mid-February. Picking of the West Central and Northern 
crop started in mid- April. The Southern harvest ended in 
late May. The West Central and Northern harvest ended 
in late June. 



BLUEBERRIES 

The acreage of blueberries harvested in 1999-00 
was 1,400 acres, up 200 acres from last year. Production 
was an estimated 2,800,000 pounds, with an average yield 
per acre of 2,000 pounds. The value per pound was $4.26 
and the value of the crop was $1 1,925,000. Harvesting of 
blueberries occurs between mid- April and early June. The 
majority of the acreage is in the northern counties of the 
Peninsula with significant production also in Hardee, 
Hillsborough, and Manatee counties, as well as in the 
Panhandle. Both fresh use and processing blueberries are 
produced. 

CABBAGE 

Cabbage growers produced 4.0 million crates and 
bags of cabbage during the 1999-00 season, down 2 
percent from the previous season. The gross value of sales 
was $20.2 million, down 1 percent from a year earlier. The 
season average price was $5.04, up four cents from the 
1998-99 price. Harvested acreage totaled 7,900 acres, 
down 500 acres from the previous year. The planted 
acreage totaled 8,200 acres, down 300 acres from a year 
earlier. The average yield of 507 crates per acre was up 19 
crates from the previous year. 

Planting was underway by mid-September in the 
Cenfral and Hastings areas. Harvest was underway by 



mid-December. The Florida cabbage crop was not harmed 
by cold weather during the winter. The cabbage harvest 
was complete by late May. 



SWEET CORN 

Value of the 1999-00 sweet com crop totaled 
$ 1 1 ,463 ,000, almost two percent higher than the previous 
year's value of $99,944,000. Production at 13,019,000 
42-pound crates rose one percent above the 1998-99 
production of 12,920,000 crates. The Everglades region 
produced 63 percent of the 1999-00 production. The 
Central area, including growers in the Zellwood area, grew 
about 5 percent of the total bushels harvested in 1999-00. 
The combined Southeast and Southwest regions produced 
25 percent of the 1999-00 bushels picked while growers in 
northem localities grew the remaining 7 percent. Florida 
continues as the leader nationwide in the production of 
sweet com followed by Cahfomia. The value per crate 
averaged $7.79, five cents above the 1998-99 average of 
$7.74 per crate. Growers received record-high prices of 
$12.22 and $17.09 per crate during November and 
December, respectively. Rains from Hurricane Irene 
caused some acreage abandonment with fall supplies 
curtailed. However, prices dropped steadily from the 
record-high $13.23 per crate averaged in January to the 
$5.54 per crate averaged in June. Spring prices dropped 
below the cost of production with some growers 
abandoning a significant amount of the acreage due to the 
low prices. Growers planted 41,100 acres and harvested 
36,900 acres during 1999-00 compared with 39,900 
planted and 39,500 harvested during the 1998-99 season. 

Planting in northem areas began in late July and 
early August while Zellwood growers started planting 
during the last half of August. Heavy rains in September 
1999 caused some discoloring in fields around Zellwood. 
East Coast growers prepared land for planting as weather 
permitted during the last half of September while planting 
gained momenmm in the Everglades area. Flooding from 
Hurricane Irene's rains about mid-October caused some 
sweet com acreage to be abandoned in the Everglades, 
and delayed planting in the East Coast and Dade County 
areas. Drier weather following the storm allowed East 
Coast growers to replace fertiUzer leached by the rains 
accompanying the storm. Small acreages already planted 
in Dade County and the East Coast area recovered from 
flooding which drained rapidly after the storm passed. 
Northem producers harvested a small supply during the 
last half of the month. By late October, planting increased 
in the southem Peninsula growing regions. Mostly dry 
and mild weather during November and most of December 



5 



aided crop development and allowed planting to progress 
normally. Zellwood growers began picking by mid- 
November with growers by-passing some picks due to a 
reduction in quality caused by the earlier storms. By late 
November, southwestern growers finished fall crop 
planting and were picking steadily. Producers in the 
Everglades region started picking with early yields well 
below normal due to the earlier storm damage. Harvesting 
of the fall crop around Zellwood and in northern areas was 
virtually completed by early December. The oldest acreage 
in Dade County began tasseling in early to mid-December. 
Growers in the Everglades region started spring crop 
planting during the last half of December. 

Producers in Dade County completed planting in 
early January with winter crop picking starting about mid- 
month. East Coast growers finished winter crop planting 
by early January as oldest acreage started to tassel. In late 
January a cold front passing over the Peninsula caused 
temperatures to dip to freezing levels in many areas with 
Dade County reporting frost during the early morning 
hours of January 27. The cold temperatures caused leaf 
bum in the East Coast region, and severely damaged a 
portion of the west side of some of the oldest fields in the 
Everglades area. Spring crop planting started in the 
Southwest at the end of January as fall crop harvesting 
ended. Nearly ideal conditions during February and March 
allowed most plants to recover from the cold with plant 
growth and ear development progressing very well. 
Harvesting began in the East Coast area about mid- 
February as growers around Zellwood started spring crop 
planting. Southwestern producers finished planting about 
mid-March. Everglades growers started harvesting during 
late March as southwestern picking gained momentum. 
East Coast growers started picking for local sales only by 
early April. Zellwood growers started spring crop 
harvesting in late April. Heavy rains during late April 
damaged some fields in the Everglades region. Dade 
County and southwestern growers finished spring crop 
picking by early May. SuppUes from the Everglades area 
reached peak levels in early to mid-May. East Coast 
producers finished harvesting by the end of May . Northern 
growers started picking during late May and early June. 
Zellwood growers finished harvesting about mid-June 
while northern producers completed picking in early July. 



CUCUMBERS 

Fresh market cucumber production totaled 7.4 
million bushels during 1999-00, up 46 percent from the 5. 1 
milUon bushels harvested during the 1998-99 season. The 
acreage harvested at 10,700 acres is up 22 percent from 



last year. The yield at 694 bushels per acre was 115 
bushels above a year earlier. The value of the 1999-00 
crop at $79.6 million was 49 percent higher than the value 
of last year's crop. The prices received by growers 
averaged $10.72 per bushel, up 20 cents from a year 
earher. Growers marketed the largest percentage of the 
crop (24.9 percent) in April followed by December at 18.9 
percent. Growers in the Cential area accounted for 48 
percent of the State's production, followed by 27 percent 
from the Southeast area, 15 percent fi-om the Southwest, 
and by 1 1 percent from the North. 

Planting started by early September in the West 
Central area. Southeast planting started in late September. 
Southwest growers started planting in early October. 
Wind and excessive rain fi^om Hurricane Irene on October 
15 caused bloom lose and vine damage in the Southeast. 
Harvesting started in the West Central area in late 
October. Southeast and Southwest harvesting started in 
early November. West Central fall harvest was complete 
in late December. Some growers used ft^eeze covers and 
straw to protect their crop from the frost on January 27. 
There was no significant damage from this frost. West 
Cential spring crop planting started in early February. 
West Cential spring harvest started in mid- April. Harvest 
was complete in all areas by late June. 



EGGPLANT 

Eggplant production during the 1999-00 season 
totaled 1,515,000 bushels. This was down 7 percent from 
the 1998-99 season. Yield averaged 842 bushels per acre, 
31 bushels more than the previous season's yield. Acres 
harvested totaled 1,800 compared to 2,000 acres harx'ested 
the previous season. The value of production at 
$15,180,000 decreased 10 percent from the 1998-99 value 
of $16,788,000. The price growers received for the 1999- 
00 crop averaged $10.02 per bushel, $0.33 per bushel less 
than the previous price of $10.35. Most of the eggplant 
production continues to come from the Southeast area of 
the State. 

Planting started in the East Coast areas in August, 
blooming followed in mid-September with the oldest 
acreage setting fruit in late September. Harvesting of 
regular and specialty types began after mid-October with 
mostly good color and quality. Stiong winds and water 
caused some damage but growing conditions were mostiy 
favorable. Color, quality, and yields were mostly good for 
the season. Harvest was finished in June. 



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BELL PEPPERS 

The 1999-00 production totaled almost 22 million 
bushels, one percent above the previous season's 
production of 2 1 ,620 thousand bushels. Yield increased to 
1 ,2 10 bushels per acre, 72 bushels or six percent above the 

1998- 99 season's 1,138 bushels per acre harvested. The 

1999- 00 yield is the highest of record. The Southeast 
region accounted for 42 percent of the total bushels 
harvested, followed by the Southwest with 33 percent, and 
the Central area with 24 percent. The western Panhandle 
and northern Peninsula counties up the remaining one 
percent. Acreage picked during the 1999-00 season 
totaled 18,100 acres, five percent or 900 acres below the 
19,000 acres harvested during the 1998-99 season. 
Producers received an average of $ 10.68 per bushel for the 
1999-00 crop, 53 cents lower than the $11.21 per bushel 
obtained for the previous season. The value of the 1999-00 
crop totaled $233,914,000, three percent below the 1998- 
99 value of $242,390,000. The total value of the 1999-00 
crop is the third highest of record and compares with the 
record high of $276,234,000 received for the 1997-98 
crop. Prices ranged from a high of $12.46 per bushel 
averaged in March to a low of $8. 16 averaged in May and 
June. 

Planting started along the southeastern coast 
during July while growers began planting in the Southwest 
and West Central regions during late August. In early 
September, hail damaged a very small acreage in the East 
Coast area. During late September, winds and rain from 
Hurricane Floyd and Tropical Storm Harvey damaged 
plants and blew some blooms off plants in southwestern 
and East Coast fields not protected by wind breaks. 
Growers made spot resets of damaged plants following the 
storm. Harvesting started along the southeastern coast by 
early October while West Central producers finished 
planting. About mid-October, wind and flooding from 
Hurricane Irene reduced yield prospects in both the East 
Coast and Southwest regions. Hooding from this storm 
delayed winter crop planting in the East Coast and 
southwestern areas. Planting got back on schedule as fields 
dried out during the milder weather that followed the 
storm. Harvesting began in the Southwest during late 
October. Strong winds during late October and early 
November blew sand over fields in the East Coast region. 
Mild and mostly dry weather during November and most 
of December provided nearly ideal conditions for plant 
growth and development. Picking began in the West 
Central area during late November. Cool temperatures 
during late December caused no significant damage to the 
crop. 



Producers in the West Central area finished fall 
crop picking by early January and started spring crop 
planting in late January. Southwestern and East Coast 
growers transplanted steadily from January until mid-to- 
late March. Cold, gusty winds caused some leaf bum 
during late January with no significant damage reported. 
Nearly ideal weather during February and March allowed 
plant growth and fruit development to progress very well. 
Central and northern producers began transplanting during 
late February. Palmetto-Ruskin growers finished planting 
about mid-March and began harvesting in early April. 
Rain delayed some field activities along the southeastern 
coast about mid- April. Dry, hot, and windy weather during 
late April and all of May stressed plant growth and fruit 
development in all areas. Most southern Peninsula 
harvesting finished by mid- June. Northern producers were 
picking a limited production during the first half of June 
with activity finished by the end of the month. 



POTATOES 

Florida potato production during 2000, including 
both the winter and spring crops, totaled 8.4 million 
hundredweight, down 21 percent from the 10.6 million 
hundredweight produced in 1999. Producers planted a 
total of 30,500 acres during 2000, down 21 percent from 
the previous year. Most of the drop in planted acreage 
came from the Hastings spring crop with producers 
growing alternative crops such as sod due to losses from 
potatoes in recent years. Growers dug 29,500 acres, down 
21 percent from 1999. The value of the total crop was 
placed at almost $87.7 million, down 31 percent from last 
year. Growers received an average of $10.46 per 
hundredweight for all potatoes compared with $11.88 in 
1999. Yield averaged 286 hundredweight per acre, equal 
to the previous year. 

Producers in the West Central region started 
planting during early October when Hurricane Irene 
flooded fields and stopped progress. Southwestern 
producers began planting after mid-October. Some potato 
beds washed away around Immokalee due to flooding 
which growers re-bedded. Drier weather following the 
storm allowed the West Central growers to resume 
planting. Dade County producers started planting in late 
October. Perfect weather in early November and good soil 
conditions allowed Dade growers to keep planting on 
schedule. Mostly mild conditions throughout November 
and December boosted plant growth and development. 
Producers in the Hastings area started planting in late 
December. Dade County growers completed planting in 
early January, followed by West Central producers 



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finishing by mid-month. Southwestern producers finished 
planting in late January as digging began. The acreage 
around Hastings suffered no significant damage from 
freezing temperatures in late January and early February 
which slowed crop development. Dade County growers 
started kiUing foliage about mid-February with digging 
underway by late month. Milder weather during late 
February boosted crop development in the Hastings area. 
Early yields in Dade County proved better than expected. 
West Central growers were harvesting reds and creamers 
by mid-March with the digging of chippers starting during 
late March and progressing into early April. A low market 
in late March and early April slowed movement. Heavy 
showers in early April severely damaged some acreage in 
the Hastings area, especially in Flagler County. Dade 
County producers ended digging by the end of April. 
Hastings growers started digging both chipper and table 
types during early May while southwestern and West 
Central producers were finishing harvesting. Rain around 
mid-May delayed some digging in the Hastings region 
with clearer weather during the last half of May and the 
first half of June speeding activity. Hastings producers 
finished digging by late June. Harvesting in other northern 
areas was active by early June and finished by the first of 
July. 

The "red-skinned" varieties are the dominant 
potatoes grown for winter harvest in south Florida. Most 
of the winter crop is sold to table stock. In Hastings and 
the other spring areas, the "white-skinned" varieties 
dominate. Most of the Hastings production goes to 
processing to produce potato chips. 



RADISHES 

Production of radishes in Florida totaled 3.6 
milUon cartons in 1999-00, up 35 percent from the 
previous season. (A carton of radishes is 15 pounds.) The 
area harvested was 7,850 acres, up 1 1 percent from the last 
season. The yield was 455 cartons per acre, up 8 1 cartons 
from last season. Tne season average value per carton was 
$7.07, down 33 cents from 1998-99. The value of annual 
production was $25.3 milhon, up 29 percent from the 
previous season. 

Radish seeding for the 1999-00 crop was 
underway in September in the Everglades area. The rains 
from Hurricane kene flooded radish fields during the week 
of October 10-16. The crop was replanted. Harvest was 
underway by mid-November. Harvest was complete in the 
Everglades area in late May. 



SQUASH 

The harvested area of squash in the 1999-00 
season was 11,800 acres, down 800 acres from the 
previous season. Production was 3.45 million bushels, 
down 2 percent from last season. (A bushel of squash 
equals 42 pounds.) The yield was 293 bushels per acre, up 
13 bushels from the 1998-99 season. Shipments to out-of- 
State markets had two peaks, one in January and one in 
April. The average price for the season was $13.29 per 
bushel, down $1.96 from last season. The total value of 
the crop was $45.9 million, down 15 percent from the 
1998-99 season. 

Rorida produces acorn, yellow crookneck, yellow 
straightneck, white, and zucchini squash. The Southwest 
region accounted for 67 percent of the State's production, 
with the Southwest producing 14 percent of the State's 
total. 

Planting of the Southwest, East Coast and West 
Central fall crop was started in August. Dade County 
planting started in early October. Harvest in the north was 
active during September. East Coast harvest started in 
early October. West Central and Southwest harvest started 
in late October. Dade County harvest started in early 
November. The crop was damaged by heavy rain from 
Hurricane Irene during the week of October 10-16. Some 
areas in Dade County got more than 17 inches of rains 
from this storm. West Central fall crop harvest was 
completed by late December. West Central spring 
planting started in late January. Harvest of the West 
Central spring crop was underway in mid-March. Planting 
was complete in all areas by the end of March. Harvesting 
was complete in southern areas in early June and in the 
north in late Jime. 



STRAWBERRIES 

Production of strawberries reached a record 
18,375,000 flats in the 1999-00 season, up from the 
15,500,000 flats in the 1998-99 season. Area harvested 
was 6,300 acres, up 100 acres from last season. Yield was 
2,917 flats per acre, up from the 2,500 flats last year. (A 
flat of strawberries equals 12 pounds.) The value of the 
1999-00 strawberry crop was $167,580,000 up 1 1 percent 
from the 1998-99 crop. The price per flat at $9.12 was 
down from the 1998-99 price of $9.72 per flat. 



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TOMATOES 

The value of the 1999-00 fresh market tomato crop 
totaled $418.3 milUon, down $45.9 million or ten percent 
from the 1998-99 value of $464.2 miUion. Acreage har- 
vested at 43,200 acres decreased by only 200 acres from 
the 43,400 harvested in 1998-99. This estimated acreage 
includes round and plum or pear varieties and U-Pic acres. 
Yield per acre rose slightly from the 1 ,427 cartons per acre 
picked in 1998-99 to 1,439 cartons averaged in 1999-00. 
Production rose less than one half of one percent from 
61,922,000 cartons in 1998-99 to 62,185,000 cartons in 
1999-00. The value per carton at $6.73, f. o. b. basis, was 
77 cents lower than the $7.50 per carton growers received 
for the 1998-1999 crop. Average prices during 1999-00 
ranged from a high of $8.70 per carton in April to a low of 
$4.25 per carton in June. Most monthly prices averaged 
below the previous season except for March and April. 

Planting of fall crop acreage around Quincy 
started about mid- July 1999 with growers finishing by late 
August. Significant planting got underway about mid- 
August in the East Coast and Palmetto-Ruskin regions. 
Southwestern producers started transplanting in late 
August while Dade County growers began planting about 
mid-September. During mid-to-late September, winds and 
rain from Hurricane Floyd and Tropical Storm Harvey 
caused no significant damage to the early plantings. 
However the wet weather delayed some fieldwork and 
reduced the effectiveness of pesticides. Land leveUng prior 
to planting allowed water from these storms to drain 
rapidly from most acreage, although the water filled 
drainage canals to the brim with some overflowing. 
Workers made steady spray applications of pesticides 
following the storms to combat disease and insects. The 
oldest acreage in the southern Peninsula was blooming and 
setting fruit by late September. Harvesting of a small 
amount started in the Quincy area during the last week of 
September as Palmetto-Ruskin growers finished fall crop 
transplanting. Harvesting of a very small acreage started 
in the Palmetto-Ruskin area in early October. 

Strong winds, heavy rain, and flooding caused by 
Hurricane Irene which passed during the second week of 
October, significantly damaged some plants and fruit, and 
delayed some transplanting of the winter crop. Soggy soils 
and strong winds caused some of the oldest staked plants 
to lean. The heavy rains and strong winds also increased 
bloom and fruit drop, broke some stems, and burned some 
young foliage. Dade County and East Coast growers 
replanted the acreage lost to flooding. Dry, mild conditions 
during the last half of October, all of November and most 
of December helped most plants recover and let winter 
crop transplanting get back on schedule. Southwestern 



producers started picking in late October with early yields 
well below normal due to scars and water damage to stems 
and shoulders causing ftiiit not to meet grade standards. 
Strong winds during mid-November dehydrated some 
plants and increased the need for irrigation along the 
southeastern coast and in Dade County. A light frost in the 
Palmetto-Ruskin region during early December caused no 
damage to the crop. By mid-December, Dade County 
plants damaged by Hurricane Irene were making a good 
crop above the crown hand while southwestern and East 
Coast growers started picking acreage that developed after 
the storm. Dade County producers began harvesting in 
late December with some first pick yields lower than 
normal due to the storm damage. Quincy area growers 
finished most fall crop picking by mid-December. 
Palmetto-Ruskin fall crop harvesting began to slow 
seasonally by the end of 1999 with most growers finished 
by early January. 

Palmetto-Ruskin producers began spring crop 
transplanting during the last week of December and 
finished about mid-March. Dade County planting ended in 
early January. Southwestern growers finished 
transplanting about mid-February while producers along 
the southeastern coast stopped planting about mid-March. 
Cool, dry weather provided almost ideal conditions for 
plant growth and fiiiit setting during January, February 
and March, but hindered some fruit sizing. Several 
growers limited the first pickings of the winter crop to 
vine-ripes due to the poor market for mature greens with 
some plantings never harvested for the mature green 
market. Strong winds and frost damaged a Umited amount 
of plants in the Palmetto-Ruskin region at the end of 
January with growers resetting some rows. This frost also 
dipped into Dade County but caused no significant damage 
to plants. Producers in the Quincy area started spring crop 
planting around mid-March with growers finishing up in 
early April. Abundant rainfall in the East Coast region 
during the fu-st half of April affected plant growth and 
fruit development. Cool temperatures in April slowed 
plant growth and fruit maturation in all regions. Palmetto- 
Ruskin growers started spring crop harvesting about mid- 
April. Hot, dry weather during most of May accelerated 
fruit maturation and caused southern Peninsula plants to 
wilt. Dade County growers ended picking by mid-May 
with pinhooking very active during the first half of May. 
Southwestern producers finished harvesting by late May 
with some picks not made due to a low market. Palmetto- 
Ruskin growers finished picking in late June. Growers in 
the Quincy area began spring crop picking after the 
Memorial Day holiday and finished about mid- July. 



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WATERMELONS 

Production during the 1999-00 season totaled 8.6 
million cwt, down 18 percent from the 10.5 million cwt 
produced last year. Harvested acreage totaled 27,000 
acres, down 23 percent from the previous season. The 
average yield was 320 cwt per acre, up 20 cwt from the 
1998-99 season. Value of production was $45.4 million, 
down 37 percent from last season. Growers received 
$5.25 per cwt, down $1.65 from the previous season. 

Southern counties accounted for 43 percent of the 
production and 28 percent of the harvested acreage. 
Hendry County had the largest acreage per county in the 
south and the State. Alachua County has the largest 
acreage in the north and is number two in the State with 8 
percent of State's harvested acreage. CoUier and Jackson 
counties tied for third in the State with 7 percent of the 
State's harvested acreage each. 

A small acreage of watermelons for harvest during 
the fall is grown in the southern localities and in scattered 
areas of north and central Florida. These melons are 
hai-vested in October, November, and December 
depending on weather conditions. This acreage and 
production are included in the spring crop. 

Fall crop plantings began during the summer of 
1999 around Palmetto-Ruskin and scattered areas of north 
and central Florida. The harvest was underway in early 
October. Fall watermelon harvest ended in early January. 
Planting of the spring crop started in the southwest in early 
January and ended in mid-March. Planting of the northern 
crop was underway in mid-March and completed in late 
April. Southwest harvest started in late March. Palmetto- 
Ruskin harvest started in late May. Harvest in the 
Southwest was complete in mid- June. Palmetto-Ruskin 
harvest was complete in late June. Harvest in the 
Panhandle and northern Peninsula was complete in July. 



OTHER CROPS 

Cantaloupes are grown in Florida primarily in the 
spring and summer in the Southwest and North Central 
areas. Some cantaloupes also are grown during the fall 
months in the Southwest and West Central areas. The 
peak harvest period is normally May and June. Much of 
the production is sold through roadside stands and local 
markets. 

Carrot production was discontinued around the 
Lake Apopka area. Due to the limited number of producers 



growing carrots, the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service 
has discontinued publishing acreage, yield, and price 
statistics. 

Cauliflower is grown in the North Central and 
West Central areas. Supplies are available from late 
November through early May. 

Celery production is located mainly in the Ever- 
glades. Transplanting usually starts by early September 
and harvest runs from November through June. Due to the 
limited number of producers growing celery, the Florida 
Agricultural Statistics Service has discontinued publishing 
acreage, yield, and price statistics. 

Chinese Cabbage is grown primarily on the 
mucklands in the Everglades area. Harvest began in 
October and continued through early June. 

Escarole-endive, due to the limited number of 
producers, the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service has 
discontinued publishing acreage, yield, and price statistics. 

Collard, turnip, mustard, and other greens are 

grown throughout the State and centered around large 
population areas and in the muck soils of the Everglades. 
Supplies are available for local consumption throughout 
the year. 

Okra is grown in many areas of the State. Dade 
County produces okra for local use as well as for 
shipments to odier States. Peak production is in May and 
June with a good supply in October and November. 

Green onions and leeks are produced in the North 
Central and West Cenfral areas. Supplies are marketed 
primarily at roadside stands and markets for local use, but 
there are several large producers who ship to other States. 

Most of the dry onions are produced in southern 
and west central areas of the State. 

Parsley is available in both the curly and plain 
types. The bulk of the commercial volume shipped to other 
States is produced in the Everglades. Light suppUes sold 
for local use are available from Sarasota, Lake Placid, and 
other areas. 

Southern peas are grown primarily in the West, 
North, West Central, and Everglades areas of fHorida. 
Dade County also produces a considerable amount of 
southern peas. Light supplies are generally available from 
September through December. Heavy movement is spread 
out from November through May. A high percentage of 



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the crop is utilized for processing, though a part of the 
crop is sold through local markets for fresh use. 

Tropical vegetable production is centered in 
Dade County. The most common tropical vegetables 
followed by the scientific name in italics and other names 
in parentheses are: honiato-Ipomea batata (sweet potato); 
calabaza-Cucurbita (pumpkin); malanga-Xanthosoma 
caracu or (dasheen, yautia); and cassava-Man//ior 



esculenta (crantz, yuca, tapioca). Boniato, calabaza, and 
malanga constitute the bulk of production. Peak 
production of malanga occurs in February through April. 
Efforts are being made to provide more even supplies 
throughout the year. Miami and the Tampa Bay areas are 
important points of consumption for the Florida 
production. The supplies shipped out of State are 
primarily for the New York City and Philadelphia areas. 



11 



VEGETABLES, WATERMELONS, POTATOES, AND BERRIES 



Acreage, yield, production and value, F 


orida, crop years 1998-99 and 1999-00 


Crop 


Planted acreage 


Harvested acreage 


Yield per acre 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 






Acres 




Cwt 


Vegetables: 














Snap beans 


32,000 




O 1 ,0\J\J 


35,000 


oo 


1 o 


Cabbage 


8,500 






7,900 


OA A 




Sweet corn 


39 900 


41,100 


39,500 


36 900 


137 


148 


Cucumbers 


8,900 


10,800 


8,800 


10,700 


318 


382 


Eggplant 


2,000 


1,800 


2,000 


1 800 


268 


278 


Bell peppers 


19,200 


18 600 


19 000 


18,100 


31 Q 


339 


Radishes 


8,500 


8 850 


7 100 


7,850 


56 


68 


Squash 


1 o,UUU 


12,100 


12,600 


1 1 ,oUU 


118 


123 


Tnmatop<? 


43,400 


43,200 


43,400 


43,200 


357 


360 


Total 


175,400 


180,650 


172,100 


173,250 


~ 


~ 


Other vegetables ^' 


51 ,000 


52,000 


49,000 


50,000 


184 


157 


Watermelons 


45,000 


30,000 


35,000 


27,000 


300 


320 


Potatoes 


oo,4UU 


30,500 


37,300 




285 


284 


fitrawhprrip«; 


6,200 


6,300 


6,200 


6,300 


260 


295 


Blueberries 






1 ,200 


1,400 


12 


20 


1 oiai, ail crops 


316,000 


299,450 


300,800 


287,450 






Crop 


Production 


Value per cwt 


Total value 












1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 




1 ,000 cwt 


Dollars per cwt 


1 ,000 dollars 


Vegetables: 














Snap beans 


2,606 


2,736 


44.00 


54.20 


114,650 


148,382 


Cabbage 


2,049 


2,004 


10.00 


10.10 


20,495 


20,210 


Sweet corn 


5,426 


5,468 


18.40 


18.60 


99,944 


101,463 


Cucumbers 


2,800 


4,083 


19.10 


19.50 


53,565 


79,569 


EaQDlant 


535 


500 


31.40 


30.40 


16,788 


15,180 


Bell peppers 


6,054 


6,132 


40.00 


38.10 


242,390 


233,914 


Radishes 


398 


536 


49.30 


47.10 


19,647 


25,253 


Squash 


1,482 


1,450 


36.30 


31.60 


53,802 


45,880 


1 Ui 1 IdlUt^o 


15,481 


15,546 


30.00 


26.90 


464,244 


418,348 


Total 


36,830 


38,455 






1,085,525 


1,088,199 


Other vegetables ^' 


8,997 


7,840 


16.00 


18.40 


143,472 


144,000 


Watermelons 


10,500 


8,640 


6.90 


5.30 


72,450 


45,360 


Potatoes ^ 


10,625 


8,379 


11.90 


10.50 


126,220 


87,679 


Strawberries 


1,612 


1,860 


93.50 


90.10 


150,660 


167,580 


Blueberries 


15 


28 


483.80 


425.90 


7,015 


1 1 ,925 


Total, all crops 


68,578 


65,202 






1,585,342 


1 ,544,743 



Other fresh and processing vegetables, and cantaloupes. ^ Production sold. 



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VEGETABLES, WATERMELONS, POTATOES, AND BERRIES: 






Harvested acreage, Florida, crop years 1985-86 through 1999-00 




Crop 


Harvested acreage 


year 


Vegetables ^' 


Watermelons 


Potatoes 


Berries ^ 


Total 








Acres 






1985-86 




47 550 


32 600 


4 900 


397 350 


1 986-87 


309,625 


46,100 


35,700 


4,900 


396,325 


1987-88 


313,800 


49,800 


36,100 


5,000 


404,700 


1988-89 


306,750 


50,000 


42,600 


5,300 


404,650 


1989-90 


272,380 


45,000 


44,700 


5,300 


367,380 


1990-91 


272,410 


36 000 


43 000 


5,500 


356 910 


1991-92 


289,655 


45,000 


40,100 


5,900 


380,655 


1992-93 


285,818 


37,000 


41,900 


6,800 


371,518 


1993-94 


283,029 


37,000 


46,400 


7,100 


373,529 


1994-95 


274,900 


33,000 


42,900 


7,300 


358,100 


1995-96 


265,500 


34,000 


44,300 


7,300 


351,100 


1996-97 


231,200 


30,000 


42,100 


7,300 


310,600 


1997-98 


231,850 


32,000 


42,500 


7,400 


313,750 


1998-99 


221,100 


35,000 


37,300 


7,400 


300,800 


1999-00 


223,250 


27,000 


29,500 


7,700 


287,450 



VEGETABLES, WATERMELONS, POTATOES, AND BERRIES: 

Value of production, Florida, crop years 1985-86 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Value of production 


Vegetables ^' 


Watermelons 


Potatoes 


Berries ^ 


Total 








1 ,000 dollars 






1985-86 


980,231 


54,506 


67,315 


50,157 


1,152,209 


1986-87 


1,107,614 


69,774 


113,859 


67,062 


1,358,309 


1987-88 


1,147,068 


62,556 


45,966 


73,875 


1,329,465 


1988-89 


1 ,325,550 


45,050 


128,323 


92,188 


1,591,111 


1989-90 


1,439,317 


64,350 


139,914 


75,324 


1,718,905 


1990-91 


1 ,353,302 


80,767 


163,964 


84,876 


1 ,682,909 


1991-92 


1,526,689 


66,150 


92,359 


108,810 


1 ,794,008 


1992-93 


1 ,568,095 


66,600 


128,194 


122,613 


1 ,775,502 


1993-94 


1,277,218 


57,868 


118,655 


107,115 


1 ,560,856 


1994-95 


1,241,345 


62,700 


84,010 


123,658 


1,511,713 


1995-96 


1,212,979 


49,980 


126,165 


117,597 


1,506,721 


1996-97 


1,197,516 


54,750 


109,771 


151,159 


1,513,196 


1997-98 


1,367,185 


60,120 


128,329 


167,440 


1 ,723,074 


1998-99 


1,228,997 


72,450 


126,220 


157,675 


1,585,342 


1999-00 


1,232,199 


45,360 


87,679 


179,505 


1 ,544,743 



^' Vegetable crops include snap beans, cabbage, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, peppers, squash, 
tomatoes, radishes, spinach, other fresh and processing vegetables, and cantaloupes. ^ Berries for years 1991-00 
include strawberries and blueberries. 



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SNAP BEANS: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1985-86 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 
crate 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


30-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 000 dollars 


1 985-86 


39,500 


37,900 


106 


4,028 


10.23 


41,194 


1986-87 


35,100 


34,000 


127 


4,321 


11.46 


49,536 


1987-88 


30,400 


29,400 


150 


4,419 


12.20 


53,897 


1 988-89 


28,200 


25,900 


138 


3,568 


14.85 


52,977 


1 989-90 


24,900 


19,700 


188 


3,707 


11.05 


40,948 


1990-91 


21 ,750 


20,950 


178 


3,729 


13.54 


50,495 


1991-92 


30,900 


29,450 


192 


5,653 


12.97 


73,319 


1992-93 


28,800 


27,200 


174 


4,746 


14.85 


70,466 


1 993-94 


28,700 


25,500 


174 


4,438 


12.63 


56,041 


1994-95 


34,200 


31 ,600 


170 


5,367 


12.07 


64,780 


1 995-96 


28,500 


25,300 


195 


4,923 


16.17 


79,605 


1996-97 


32,900 


30,300 


138 


4,176 


14.71 


61,411 


1997-98 


35,500 


33,800 


214 


7,234 


17.66 


127,780 


1998-99 


32,000 


31,300 


278 


8,685 


13.20 


114,650 


1999-00 


36,000 


35,000 


259 


9,120 


16.27 


148,382 



SNAP BEANS: Acreage and production for fresh nnarket by areas, 
Florida, crop years 1 998-99 and 1 999-00 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 






Acres 




30-lb bushel 


1,000 bushels 


West 


500 


600 


500 


600 


190 


201 


95 


121 


North ^' 


5,700 


5,200 


5,500 


5,000 


250 


265 


1,375 


1,325 


West Central 


1,500 


1,900 


1,500 


1,900 


304 


276 


456 


524 


Southeast ^ 


24,300 


28,300 


23,800 


27,500 


240 


260 


6,759 


7,150 


State 


32,000 


36,000 


31,300 


35,000 


278 


261 


8,685 


9,120 


Oct - Dec 


8,000 


1 1 ,000 


7,800 


10,500 


191 


254 


1,487 


2,662 


Jan - Jul 


24,000 


25,000 


23,500 


24,500 


306 


264 


7,198 


6,458 



Includes North Central and East Central. ^ Includes Southwest and Everglades. 



SNAP BEANS: Acreage harvested for fresh market by selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1999-00 



Counties 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1998-999 


1999-00 








Acres 






Alachua 


1,800 


1,400 


2,000 


2,200 


1,900 


2,000 


Dade (bush) 


15,000 


12,400 


15,000 


16,500 


16,000 


17,000 


Dade (pole) 


2,200 


1,900 


2,000 


2,000 


1,500 


1,500 


Palm Beach 




2,100 


4,300 


4,000 


3,500 


3,000 


Other counties 


12,600 


7,500 


7,000 


9,100 


8,400 


1 1 ,500 


State 


31,600 


25,300 


30,300 


33,800 


31,300 


35,000 



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SNAP BEANS: Production sold, for fresh market monthly, Florida, 
crop years 1 995-96 through 1 999-00 



v_»rop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 30-lb bushels 








1 995-96 


123 


665 


615 


394 


246 


295 


1,403 


1,182 


1/ 


4,923 


1 996-97 


63 


793 


622 


564 


150 


677 


747 


560 


1/ 


4,176 


1 997-98 


109 


991 


644 


745 


737 


1,020 


2,098 


890 


1/ 


7,234 


1 998-99 


69 


669 


730 


990 


895 


1,381 


2,761 


1,190 


1/ 


8,685 


1999-00 


99 


1,183 


1,380 


1,256 


1,166 


1,973 


1,525 


538 


1/ 


9,120 












Percent 










1 995-96 


2.5 


13.5 


12.5 


8.0 


5.0 


6.0 


28.5 


24.0 


1/ 


100.0 


1996-97 

1 www w f 


1.5 


19.0 


14.9 


13.5 


3.6 


16.2 


17.9 


13.4 


1/ 


100.0 


1 997-98 

1 WW ■ wx^ 


1.5 


13.7 


8.9 


10.3 


10.2 


14.1 


29.0 


12.3 


1/ 


100.0 


1 QQA.QQ 


U.o 


7 7 


ft A 


1 1 A 

1 1 .*r 


10.3 


15.9 


31.8 


1 7 
1 o. / 


1/ 




1999-00 


1.1 


13.0 


15.1 


13.8 


12.8 


21.6 


16.7 


5.9 


1/ 


100.0 



^' June combined with May. 



SNAP BEANS: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1995-96 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 


1995-96 


12.00 


15.15 


16.02 


21.12 


Dollars 
21.66 21.27 


14.58 


15.09 


1/ 


16.17 


1996-97 


14.82 


12.84 


12.72 


15.00 


26.31 


12.66 


17.85 


14.46 


1/ 


14.71 


1997-98 


12.93 


17.37 


10.71 


22.44 


21.12 


20.64 


17.67 


13.26 


1/ 


17.66 


1998-99 


11.28 


18.60 


11.22 


13.14 


14.37 


13.80 


11.88 


13.02 


1/ 


13.20 


1999-00 


20.58 


25.44 


21.63 


12.48 


14.88 


13.11 


13.74 


11.91 


1/ 


16.27 



June combined with May. 



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CABBAGE: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1985-86 through 1999-00 



Crop 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


r rouuciion 


Value 
per 
crate 


Total 


year 


Planted 


Han/ested 


value 




Acres 


50-!b crate 


1 ,000 crates 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1 985-86 


18,850 


14,400 


409 


5,891 


4.53 


26,714 


1986-87 


16,600 


13,300 


427 


5,677 


4.62 


26,202 


1987-88 


17,100 


15,600 


421 


6,560 


4.51 


29,559 


1 988-89 


15,900 


15,500 


418 


6,480 


4.70 


30,433 


1989-90 


14,300 


12,900 


430 


5,548 


6.95 


38,575 


1990-91 


12,700 


11,950 


478 


5,716 


5.03 


28,731 


1991-92 


13,000 


12,300 


467 


5,745 


5.41 


31,100 


1992-93 


10,400 


9,800 


586 


5,738 


7.37 


42,277 


1993-94 


9,900 


9,300 


632 


5,882 


5.30 


31,196 


1 994-95 


7,500 


7,000 


547 


3,830 


4.50 


17,235 


1 995-96 


8,900 


8,500 


589 


5,010 


5.55 


27,799 


1 996-97 


7,600 


7,500 


732 


5,497 


7.18 


39,479 


1997-98 


7,600 


7,500 


533 


3,994 


6.52 


26,039 


1998-99 


8,500 


8,400 


488 


4,097 


5.00 


20,495 


1999-00 


8,200 


7,900 


507 


4,007 


5.04 


20,210 



CABBAGE: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1995-96 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Nov'' 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 










1 ,000 50-lb crates 








1995-96 


2/ 


145 


661 


837 


1,192 


1,413 


742 


20 


5,010 


1996-97 


16 


291 


1,012 


1,127 


1,578 


1,171 


280 


22 


5,497 


1997-98 


12 


252 


587 


431 


1,042 


1,298 


360 


12 


3,994 


1998-99 


4 


430 


811 


820 


1,266 


733 


29 


4 


4,097 


1999-00 


8 


365 


713 


825 


1,162 
Percent 


874 


40 


20 


4,007 


1995-96 




2.9 


13.2 


16.7 


23.8 


28.2 


14.8 


0.4 


100.0 


1996-97 


0.3 


5.3 


18.4 


20.5 


28.7 


21.3 


5.1 


0.4 


100.0 


1997-98 


0.3 


6.3 


14.7 


10.8 


26.1 


32.5 


9.0 


0.3 


100.0 


1998-99 


0.1 


10.5 


19.8 


20.0 


30.9 


17.9 


0.7 


0.1 


100.0 


1999-00 


0.2 


9.1 


17.8 


20.6 


29.0 


21.8 


1.0 


0.5 


100.0 



" Includes October shipments. ^ Included in December shipments. 



16 



CABBAGE: Average value per crate for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1995-96 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars 










1995-96 





5.95 


6.00 


4.95 


5.22 


5.70 


6.00 


5.50 


5.55 


1996-97 


5.10 


5.65 


7.18 


9.10 


7.10 


6.15 


6.20 


3.70 


7.18 


1997-98 


6.00 


7.10 


7.15 


7.55 


6.90 


5.60 


6.07 


6.90 


6.52 


1998-99 


8.50 


5.37 


5.45 


4.60 


4.85 


4.95 


5.85 


5.55 


5.00 


1999-00 


5.26 


5.52 


5.20 


4.95 


4.73 


5.15 


5.85 


6.20 


5.04 



CABBAGE: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1994-95 through 1999-00 



Counties 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1998-99 


1999-00 








Acres 






Hastings 


2,500 


3,000 


3,800 


3,300 


3,800 


3,700 


Other counties 


4,500 


5,500 


3,700 


4,200 


4,600 


4,200 


State 


7,000 


8,500 


7,500 


7,500 


8,400 


7,900 




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SWEET CORN: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 

crop years 1990-91 tlirougln 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 

nor 

acre 


PrnHi irtinn 


Value 

nor 

crate 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


42 Ib-crates 


1 ,000 crates 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1990-91 






249 


1 1 ,982 


7.90 


94,695 


1991-92 




OU, 1 uu 


243 


12,181 


6.38 


77,688 


1992-93 




AO Ann 


266 


1 1 ,274 


8.65 


97,540 


1 993-94 


45,600 


44,200 


296 


13,091 


8.35 


109,258 


1 994-95 


39,600 


36,900 


310 


1 1 ,451 


9.17 


104,958 


1995-96 


42,200 


42,000 


302 


12,692 


7.84 


99,560 


1996-97 


45,300 


43,600 


328 


14,308 


9.00 


128,762 


1997-98 


42,700 


41,300 


356 


14,689 


7.51 


110,351 


1998-99 


39,900 


39,500 


327 


12,920 


7.74 


99,944 


1999-00 


41,100 


36,900 


353 


13,019 


7.79 


101,463 



SWEET CORN: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1998-99 and 1999-00 



Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 



Acres 42-lb crates 1 ,000 crates 



West & North 


3,000 


2,700 


3,000 


2,700 


332 


335 


997 


904 


Central 


4,450 


2,900 


4,450 


2,500 


284 


271 


1,265 


678 


Everglades 


25,950 


27,000 


25,650 


23,200 


335 


354 


8,598 


8,207 


Southeast & Southwest 


6,500 


8,500 


6,400 


8,500 


321 


380 


2,060 


3,230 


State 


39,900 


41,100 


39,500 


36,900 


327 


353 


12,920 


13,019 


Sep thru Dec 


5,800 


5,100 


5,600 


3,900 


243 


267 


1,360 


1,040 


Jan thru Jul 


34,100 


36,000 


33,900 


33,000 


341 


363 


1 1 ,560 


11,979 



SWEET CORN: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1996-97 and 1997-98 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 






Acres 




42-lb crates 


1 ,000 crates 


West & North 


4,100 


3,100 


4,100 


3,100 


279 


315 


1,142 


978 


Central 


9,150 


9,400 


8,850 


8,700 


317 


335 


2,806 


2,918 


Everglades 


24,800 


23,050 


24,800 


22,750 


343 


363 


8,510 


8,251 


Southeast & Southwest 


7,250 


7,150 


5,850 


6,750 


316 


377 


1,850 


2,542 


State 


45,300 


42,700 


43,600 


41 ,300 


328 


356 


14,308 


14,689 


Sep thru Dec 


7,600 


6,900 


7,500 


6,600 


295 


323 


2,210 


2,135 


Jan thru July 


37,700 


35,800 


36,100 


34,700 


335 


362 


12,098 


12,554 



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SWEET CORN: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1990-91 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Oct ' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


I . . 1 

Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 










1990-91 


1,078 


827 


982 


539 


252 


/I /I Q 


1 (5/1 


4,098 


1,809 


312 


1 1 ,982 


1991-92 


1,152 


449 


328 


268 


244 


OA A 


o one 


4,036 


2,523 


731 


12,181 


1992-93 


169 


475 


487 


472 


236 


oyu 


1 1 7Q 

1 , 1 / y 


4,128 


3,066 


472 


1 1 ,274 


iyyo-y4 




/ uy 


HI o 


21 


fti n 

O 1 \J 


1,080 


3,200 


A OOR 




3/ 


1 Q nQi 


1 yy4-yo 


4/y 








11/1 


457 


2,854 


A 7QA 
4, / ijH 


1 ^^Tr! 
1 ,o/ u 


99ft 


1 1 /ic;i 

1 1 ,40 1 


1995-96 


4/ 


521 


1,010 


251 


385 


385 


1,283 


5,772 


2,822 


257 


12,692 


1996-97 


510 


918 


782 


569 


284 


569 


1,566 


4,982 


4,128 


3/ 


14,308 


1997-98 


813 


752 


570 


640 


640 


943 


3,500 


4,700 


2,131 


3/ 


14,689 


1998-99 


4/ 


458 


902 


401 


610 


880 


4,772 


4,269 


628 


3/ 


12,920 


1999-00 


4/ 


551 


489 


282 


751 


1,783 


3,723 


5,154 


286 


3/ 


13,019 














Percent 










1990-91 


9.0 


6.9 


8.2 


4.5 


2.1 


3.7 


13.7 


34.2 


15.1 


2.6 


100.0 


1991-92 


9.5 


3.7 


2.7 


2.2 


2.0 


2.0 


18.1 


33.1 


20.7 


6.0 


100.0 


1992-93 


1.5 


4.2 


4.3 


4.2 


2.1 


5.2 


10.5 


36.6 


27.2 


4.2 


100.0 


1 QQ"? OA 


A 1 




O.D 


2/ 




8.2 


24.4 




1 ft 
1 o.o 


3/ 


1 nn n 


1 yy^-yo 


A 


R ft 




A 


1 C\ 


4.0 


24.9 


A^ ft 
t 1 .o 




9 n 


1 nn o 
1 uu.u 


1995-96 


4/ 


4.1 


8.0 


2.0 


3.0 


3.0 


10.1 


45.6 


22.2 


2.0 


100.0 


1996-97 


3.6 


6.4 


5.5 


4.0 


2.0 


4.0 


10.9 


34.7 


28.9 


3/ 


100.0 


1 997-98 


5.5 


5.1 


3.9 


4.4 


4.4 


6.4 


23.8 


32.0 


14.5 


3/ 


100.0 


1998-99 


4/ 


3.5 


7.0 


3.1 


4.7 


6.8 


37.0 


33.0 


4.9 


3/ 


100.0 


1999-00 


4/ 


4.2 


3.8 


2.2 


5.8 


13.7 


28.6 


39.5 


2.2 


31 


100.0 



^' September included with October. ^ January included with February. ^ July included with June. ^' September and 
October included with November. 



SWEET CORN: Average monthly value per crate for fresh market sales, 
Florida, crop years 1990-91 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Oct^' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Average 














Dollars 












1990-91 


6.09 


7.81 


5.54 


6.68 


6.26 


12.52 


8.95 


8.19 


8.11 


8.06 


7.90 


1991-92 


8.23 


7.85 


7.43 


11.05 


9.20 


11.84 


6.80 


6.05 


4.49 


4.62 


6.38 


1992-93 


10.58 


9.49 


9.49 


9.79 


16.46 


10.58 


9.87 


8.74 


6.97 


5.80 


8.65 


1993-94 


11.55 


7.48 


9.58 


2/ 


7.14 


9.58 


7.73 


8.57 


7.87 


3/ 


8.35 


1994-95 


8.25 


7.92 


10.35 


10.50 


18.77 


11.68 


6.93 


10.71 


7.77 


6.01 


9.17 


1995-96 


4/ 


10.84 


9.66 


12.56 


12.68 


12.14 


9.24 


7.39 


5.50 


5.04 


7.84 


1996-97 


6.97 


7.94 


7.06 


12.18 


10.84 


14.24 


11.09 


9.24 


7.48 


3/ 


9.00 


1997-98 


5.75 


7.60 


7.98 


7.85 


13.27 


10.16 


8.23 


6.85 


5.33 


31 


7.51 


1998-99 


4/ 


9.41 


5.42 


8.23 


9.79 


9.16 


7.94 


7.27 


7.22 


3/ 


7.74 


1999-00 


4/ 


12.22 


17.09 


13.23 


10.54 


8.11 


7.27 


6.13 


5.54 


3/ 


7.79 



^' September included with October. ^ January included with February. July included with June. September 
and October included with November. 



19 



SWEET CORN: Harvested acreage and value of production, 
crop years 1995-96 through 1999-00 

130 




- 100 



95-96 



96-97 



97-98 



98-99 



99-00 



SWEET CORN: Five-year average of monthly prices and percent 
sold, crop years 1995-96 through 1999-00 

12 




OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL 



20 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage and yield, Florida, crop years 
1985-86 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 
per 
bushel 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


55-ib bushel 


1,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1,000 dollars 


1 IzOO OD 


17,900 


16,900 


O 1 \J 




D.OD 




1986-87 


1 7,200 


16,100 


324 


5,224 


9.37 


48,974 


1987-88 


15 600 


14,850 


385 


5,717 


9.58 


54,778 


1988-89 


15,250 


13,900 


450 


6,255 


9.89 


61,837 


1989-90 


14,700 


13,700 


464 


6,362 


9.73 


61,873 


1 QQn-Q1 

1 yyu a 1 


14,550 


13,950 




/ ,uow 


11 1R 
1 1 . 1 o 


/c5,4oy 


1991-92 


17,400 


16,500 


552 


9,105 


9.71 


88,372 


1992-93 


15,800 


\0,Z\J\J 


505 


7,679 


8.43 


64,767 


1993-94 


12,400 


1 1 ,300 


489 


5,528 


9.77 


53,993 


1994-95 


13,800 


13,200 


420 


5,541 


7.53 


41,749 




1 1 ,800 


11,100 


4.7Q 


o,o 1 o 


Q 07 
y.vj/ 


4o,is:oo 


1 996-97 


1 1 ,200 


10,900 


529 


5 768 


114? 


Rt^ 


1997-98 


9,800 


9,500 


533 


5,061 


11.16 


56,476 


1998-99 


8,900 


8,800 


579 


5,091 


10.52 


53,565 


1999-00 


10,800 


10,700 


694 


7,424 


10.72 


79,569 



FRESH MARKET CUCUMBERS: Harvested acreage and value FRESH NmCET CUCUiVBERS: Five-year average of monthly prices 
of production, aop years 1 995-96 through 1 999-00 and percent sold, aop years 1 995-96 through 1 999-00 




98-99 99-00 ocr NOV DEC JAN FEB WR APR MAY JUN 



21 



CUCUMBERS: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1990-91 through 1999-00 



Crop 

year 


Oct'' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun^ 


Total 












1 ,000 55-lb bushels 








1990-91 


603 


1,285 


772 


385 


178 


476 


1,614 


1,563 


154 


7,030 


1 QQ1 .QO 


ODO 






'^in 

O 1 \J 


145 


921 


1,735 


£.,\J£.I 




Q 10^ 

57, 1 UO 


1992-93 


459 


832 


1,188 


411 


209 


483 


1,096 


2,403 


598 


7,679 


1993-94 


489 


590 


339 


431 


194 


532 


1,510 


1,236 


207 


5,528 


1994-95 


650 


1,140 


267 


107 


3J 


322 


1,501 


1,447 


107 


5,541 


1 995-96 


353 


941 


764 


342 


3/ 


195 


A QC 


1,751 


486 


5,318 






OO I 


1 ,\J\JO 


Pin 


3/ 


673 


1 ,iL\ O 


1 Plft 

1 ^c. I o 






1997-98 


310 


785 


1,056 


4/ 


41 


41 


1 ,4Uo 


1,361 


141 


5,061 


1998-99 


330 


896 


580 


4/ 


4/ 


41 




806 


5/ 


5,091 


A QQO r\r\ 

lyyy-uu 


oU4 


•i -i CO 

1 ,15o 


1 ,4Uo 




67 


794 


1,849 




OCA 














Percent 










1990-91 


8.6 


18.3 


11.0 


5.5 


2.5 


6.8 


22.9 


22.2 


2.2 


100.0 






17 R 


1 1 .o 




1.6 


10.1 


19.1 


PP P 


4 7 


mo n 


1992-93 


6.0 


10.8 


15.5 


5.4 


2.7 


6.3 


14.3 


31.3 


7.7 


100.0 


1993-94 


8.8 


10.7 


6.1 


7.8 


3.5 


9.6 


27.3 


22.4 


3.8 


100.0 


1994-95 


11.7 


20.6 


4.8 


1.9 


3/ 


5.8 


27.1 


26.2 


1.9 


100.0 


1 995-96 


6.6 


17.7 


14.4 


6.4 


3/ 


3.7 


9.1 


32.9 


9.2 


100.0 


1996-97 


4.5 


11.8 


17.4 


3.6 


3/ 


11.7 


21.1 


21.1 


8.8 


100.0 


1 997-98 


6.1 


15.5 


20.9 


4/ 


4/ 


41 


27.8 


26.9 


2.8 


100.0 


1998-99 


6.5 


17.6 


11.4 


4/ 


41 


41 


48.7 


15.8 


5/ 


100.0 


1999-00 


4.1 


15.6 


18.9 


3.6 


0.9 


10.7 


24.9 


17.8 


3.5 


100.0 



^' Includes September. ^ Includes July. ^ February included with January. January, February, and March included 
with April. ^ June included with May. 



CUCUMBERS: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1990-91 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun^ 


Average 










Dollars per 55 lb. bushel 








1990-91 


5.45 


8.60 


9.50 


14.30 


13.80 


21.00 


11.60 


11.90 


10.00 


11.16 


1991-92 


6.73 


7.37 


8.42 


17.27 


19.91 


16.78 


10.40 


8.64 


5.78 


9.71 


1992-93 


6.66 


5.56 


7.87 


10.07 


12.38 


13.92 


12.27 


7.26 


5.67 


8.43 


1993-94 


8.31 


23.38 


19.09 


7.59 


7.92 


5.83 


5.16 


9.40 


11.44 


9.77 


1994-95 


8.03 


9.03 


8.58 


31.02 


3J 


7.21 


5.35 


6.66 


5.73 


7.53 


1995-96 


6.73 


6.46 


7.05 


14.74 


3/ 


20.41 


19.97 


6.55 


8.64 


9.07 


1996-97 


12.16 


11.39 


9.90 


8.64 


3/ 


8.58 


15.29 


12.16 


7.92 


11.42 


1997-98 


6.16 


9.52 


10.73 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


16.89 


7.65 


11.11 


11.16 


1998-99 


7.92 


8.36 


10.34 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


11.22 


11.94 


5/ 


10.52 


1999-00 


10.20 


8.00 


8.60 


15.80 


22.00 


15.70 


12.50 


9.80 


3.50 


10.72 



^' Includes September. ^ Includes July. ^ February included with January. ""January, February, and March included 
with April. ^ June included with May. 



22 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage and production for fresh market by areas, 
crop years Florida, 1998-99 and 1999-00 



Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 



Acres 55-lb bushel 1 ,000 bushels 



North " 


1,200 


1,350 


1,200 


1,300 


598 


600 


717 


780 


Central 


3,350 


4,750 


3,300 


4,700 


649 


760 


2,142 


3,572 


Southwest 


2,100 


2,300 


2,100 


2,300 


380 


480 


798 


1,104 


Southeast 


2,250 


2,400 


2,200 


2,400 


652 


820 


1,434 


1,968 


State 


8,900 


10,800 


8,800 


10,700 


579 


694 


5,091 


7,424 


Sep-Dec 


3,500 


5,400 


3,500 


5,400 


516 


527 


1,806 


2,844 


Jan-Jun 


5,400 


5,400 


5,300 


5,300 


620 


864 


3,285 


4,580 



Includes West. 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage and production for fresh market by areas, 
crop years Florida, 1996-97 and 1997-98 



Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 







Acres 




55-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


North " 


1,250 


1,150 


1,250 


1,150 


399 


531 


499 


611 


Central 


3,350 


3,400 


3,350 


3,300 


555 


655 


1,859 


2,160 


Southwest 


2,450 


2,200 


2,300 


2,150 


389 


404 


895 


868 


Southeast 


4,150 


3,050 


4,000 


2,900 


629 


490 


2,515 


1,422 


State 


1 1 ,200 


9,800 


10,900 


9,500 


529 


533 


5,768 


5,061 


Sep-Dec 


4,200 


3,900 


4,200 


3,900 


463 


552 


1,944 


2,151 


Jan-Jun 


7,000 


5,900 


6,700 


5,600 


571 


520 


3,824 


2,910 



Includes West. 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage harvested for fresh market by selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1999-00 



Counties 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1998-99 


1999-00 








Acres 






Collier 


725 


700 


450 


550 


650 


750 


Dade 


1/ 


200 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Hardee 


1/ 


1/ 


1,000 


1,500 


1,000 


1,000 


Hendry 


1,600 


1,350 


1,300 


1,100 


1,000 


1,000 


Hillsborough 


1/ 


1/ 


500 


800 


900 


900 


Lee 


1/ 


500 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


500 


Manatee 


1,800 


1,200 


850 


450 


600 


1,200 


Martin 


1/ 


1/ 


1,000 


650 


1/ 


1/ 


Palm Beach (East) 


4,300 


2,400 


2,600 


2,200 


2,100 


2,000 


Other counties 


4,775 


4,750 


3,200 


2,250 


2,550 


3,350 


State 


13,200 


11,100 


10,900 


9,500 


8,800 


10,700 



Not published to avoid disclosure of individual operations. 



23 



EGGPLANT: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1985-86 through 1999-00 



year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


\/q It lo nor 
vdlUc |Jci 

bushel 


Total value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


33-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1985-86 


2,500 


2,350 


675 


1,586 


5.73 


9,093 


1 QRR-R7 


2,400 


2,300 




1 ,QOO 


D.UO 




1987-88 






668 


1 ,403 


7.31 


10,253 


1988-89 


2,100 


2,000 


810 


1,619 


7.05 


11,413 


1989-90 


2,050 


1,950 


815 


1,589 


8.52 


13,537 


1990-91 


2,050 


1,950 


806 


1,571 


8.26 


12,974 


■iqq-l.qp 


2,650 


2,550 




P 174 


7 Q1 


17 1fiR 


1992-93 


2,200 


2,000 


737 


1,474 


7.57 


11,164 


1993-94 


2,500 


2,400 


834 


2,001 


9.35 


18,717 


1994-95 


2,350 


2,300 


652 


1,500 


9.00 


13,500 


1995-96 


2,400 


2,400 


639 


1,533 


9.02 


13,828 


1996-97 


2,400 


2,400 


707 


1,696 


8.63 


14,629 


1997-98 


2,200 


2,200 


773 


1,700 


9.32 


15,842 


1998-99 


2,000 


2,000 


811 


1,622 


10.35 


16,788 


1999-00 


1,800 


1,800 


842 


1,515 


10.02 


15,180 



EGGPLANT: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1995-96 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun^ 


Total 












1 ,000 33-lb bushels 








1995-96 


48 


143 


206 


160 


80 


96 


144 


336 


320 


1,533 


1996-97 


80 


160 


224 


109 


72 


236 


290 


362 


163 


1,696 


1997-98 


91 


199 


290 


208 


80 


80 


128 


352 


272 


1,700 


1998-99 


80 


160 


240 


261 


180 


196 


180 


211 


114 


1,622 


1999-00 


84 


164 


245 


188 


116 


82 


189 


319 


128 


1,515 












Percent 










1995-96 


3.1 


9.3 


13.4 


10.5 


5.2 


6.3 


9.4 


21.9 


20.9 


100.0 


1996-97 


4.7 


9.4 


13.2 


6.4 


4.3 


13.9 


17.1 


21.4 


9.6 


100.0 


1997-98 


5.4 


11.7 


17.1 


12.2 


4.7 


4.7 


7.5 


20.7 


16.0 


100.0 


1998-99 


4.9 


9.8 


14.8 


16.1 


11.1 


12.1 


11.1 


13.1 


7.0 


100.0 


1999-00 


5.5 


10.8 


16.2 


12.4 


7.7 


5.4 


12.5 


21.1 


8.4 


100.0 



September included with October. ^ July included with June. 



24 



EGGPLANT: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1995-96 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Oct ^' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun ^ 


Averaae 












Dollars 










1995-96 


9.17 


8.48 


5.05 


8.18 


9.70 


10.54 


13.55 


11.07 


7.45 


9.02 


1996-97 


8.07 


9.63 


6.55 


9.01 


12.20 


10.77 


7.81 


7.60 


9.58 


8.63 


1997-98 


4.12 


8.03 


8.86 


12.67 


18.48 


11.44 


17.77 


4.94 


8.29 


9.32 


1998-99 


10.63 


12.14 


7.39 


5.91 


10.40 


12.77 


10.56 


15.35 


10.26 


10.35 


1999-00 


8.78 


12.51 


9.01 


9.34 


13.17 


13.50 


10.23 


8.94 


7.92 


10.02 



September included with October. ^ July included with June. 



EGGPLANT: Harvested acreage and value ofproductlon, 
^ crop years 1 9 9 2 -9 3 through 1 999 -0 





2 


5 


c 


2 


.4 


CO 








2 


.3 


o 






sz 


2 


.2 




2 


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re 




2 


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< 


1 


.9 




1 


.8 




1 


.7 



Acres 




Value 



92-93 



93-94 



94-95 



9 5-96 



1 

96-97 



97-98 



9 8-99 



r 

9 9-00 



20 
1 9 
1 8 
1 7 
1 6 
1 5 
1 4 
1 3 
1 2 
1 1 
1 



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25 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1985-86 through 1999-00 ^' 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 

per acre 


Production 


Value 
per bushel 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


OP IK hi lohal 

^o-iu Dusnei 


1 ,UUU DUSnGIS 


uoiiars 


1 ,uuu uoiiars 


1985-86 


21,100 


19,200 


586 


11,250 


6.83 


76,786 


1986-87 


20,100 


18,500 


617 


1 1 ,423 


12.00 


137,033 


1987-88 


21 ,500 


20,400 


649 


13,232 


7.03 


93,044 


1 QQQ QQ 

1 yoo-oy 


21 ,900 


20,900 


D/ O 


l4,UDo 


/ .OO 


1 1 n 1 fti 


1 QQO Qr> 


23 100 


20,200 




1 Q 9*51% 
1 0,^00 


ft A1 
0.4 1 


1 1 1 ,c^Vo 


1990-91 


20,700 


20,000 


718 


14,358 


12.09 


173,628 


1991-92 


21,400 


20,600 


1,071 


22,066 


9.45 


208,633 


1992-93 


21 ,500 


20,400 


882 


17,988 


9.83 


176,761 




22,200 


21 ,400 


1 ,1U/ 


^o, / uu 


Q OQ 

y.<io 


01 Q 0*50 


1 yy4-yo 


21,700 


20,300 


/ oy 


1 D,U 1 o 




1 QO 7*31 


1995-96 


21 ,000 


20,300 


937 


19,021 


9.76 


185,672 


1996-97 


20,300 


19,800 


1,119 


22,148 


9.91 


219,508 


1997-98 


19,000 


18,800 


1,073 


20,165 


13.70 


276,234 


1998-99 


19,200 


19,000 


1,138 


21,620 


11.21 


242,390 


1999-00 


18,600 


18,100 


1,210 


21,901 


10.68 


233,914 



The 1985-86 through 1990-91 crops include a small amount of other varieties. 



BELL PEPPERS: Harvested acreage and value c* 
production, crop years 1995-96 through 1999-00 




BB± PEEPERS: Rve-year average of nTor#ily prices arid 
percent sold, crop years 1995-96 thnou^ 1999<X) 




95-96 



96-97 



97-98 98-99 99-00 



OCT NOV DEC JAN Fffi WR APR 



26 



BELL PEPPERS: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1990-91 through 1999-00 ^' 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


1 . m 3/ 

Jun 


Total 












1,000 28-lb bushels 








1990-91 


199 


1,228 


2,041 


2,093 


1 ^ITi 
1 ,Ov3\3 


1 QQQ 

1 ,yyy 


O TCSA 


2,380 


381 


14,358 


1991-92 


530 


2,254 


3,802 


2,073 


1 ,oyD 




o,Doy 


3,594 


1,345 


22,066 


1992-93 


602 


1,722 


2,596 


2,697 






O 07Q 


2,489 


545 


17,988 


1 yyo-y4 


OAR 






OKI 


2,732 


3,502 


4,129 


1 o 




^o, /UvJ 




one; 


\ ,OOU 




1 477 
1 j't / / 


1,641 


1,641 


3,283 






1 o,u 1 o 


1995-96 


300 


1,980 


3,270 


2,343 


1,562 


1,757 


2,928 


3,905 


976 


19,021 


1996-97 


812 


5,030 


2,544 


1,437 


1,315 


2,477 


4,752 


3,284 


497 


22,148 


1997-98 


867 


2,677 


3,801 


2,276 


1,706 


1,896 


3,359 


3,135 


448 


20,165 


1998-99 


990 


3,300 


4,036 


2,486 


1,864 


2,640 


3,630 


2,674 


4/ 


21 ,620 


1999-00 


315 


2,826 


3,719 


1,673 


1,673 


3,530 


3,942 


4,223 


4/ 


21,901 












Percent 










1990-91 


1.4 


8.6 


14.2 


14.6 


9.3 


13.9 


1 O.O 


16.6 


2.6 


100.0 


1991-92 


2.4 


10.2 


17.2 


9.4 


8.6 


13.3 


ICC 


16.3 


6.1 


100.0 


1992-93 


3.3 


9.6 


14.4 


15.0 


14.3 


13.8 


\d.o 


13.8 


3.0 


100.0 


1 00*3 QA 

1 yyo-yM- 




1 1 .o 


17 A 


y.o 


11.5 


14.8 


17.5 


1 1 Q 

1 1 .y 


1 . / 


1 r\r\ n 
1 uu.u 


1 yyn-yo 


1 .o 


1 1 R 
1 1 .o 


1 O.O 


Q "3 


10.2 


10.2 


20.5 


on K 


4/ 


1 uu.u 


1995-96 


1.6 


10.4 


17.2 


12.3 


8.2 


9.2 


15.4 


20.6 


5.1 


100.0 


1996-97 


3.7 


22.7 


11.5 


6.5 


5.9 


11.2 


21.5 


14.8 


2.2 


100.0 


1 997-98 


4.3 


13.3 


18.8 


11.3 


8.5 


9.4 


16.7 


15.5 


2.2 


100.0 


1998-99 


4.6 


15.3 


18.6 


11.5 


8.6 


12.2 


16.8 


12.4 


4/ 


100.0 


1999-00 


1.4 


12.9 


17.1 


7.6 


7.6 


16.1 


18.0 


19.3 


4/ 


100.0 



The 1990-91 crops include a small amount of other varieties. ^ Includes September. ^ Includes July. June 
included with May. 



BELL PEPPERS: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1990-91 through 1999-00 ^' 



Crop 
year 


Oct^ 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 1 


May 


Jun^ 


Average 












Dollars per bushel 










1990-91 


13.80 


12.30 


9.10 


8.70 


11.60 


12.50 


13.50 


15.90 


11.00 


12.09 


1991-92 


7.43 


6.98 


5.69 


9.30 


15.96 


17.08 


9.80 


5.88 


8.12 


9.45 


1992-93 


8.76 


8.68 


8.51 


7.42 


9.55 


9.86 


15.51 


10.56 


6.89 


9.83 


1993-94 


9.44 


10.70 


10.42 


10.34 


7.87 


8.09 


8.37 


9.72 


7.45 


9.28 


1994-95 


13.13 


12.81 


12.39 


15.82 


14.17 


16.52 


10.62 


7.63 


4/ 


12.03 


1995-96 


10.19 


10.14 


6.24 


9.60 


11.20 


12.99 


9.91 


10.50 


9.50 


9.76 


1996-97 


8.01 


11.20 


7.00 


11.79 


10.81 


11.00 


9.21 


9.80 


8.99 


9.91 


1997-98 


12.82 


12.12 


18.23 


11.26 


12.52 


13.24 


15.46 


11.68 


5.91 


13.70 


1998-99 


10.67 


12.91 


13.55 


9.02 


9.69 


11.62 


9.83 


10.37 


4/ 


11.21 


1999-00 


12.12 


12.04 


8.88 


11.82 


10.84 


12.46 


11.84 


8.16 


4/ 


10.68 



^' The 1 990-91 crops include a small amount of other varieties. ^ Includes September. ^ Includes July. June included 
with May. 



27 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1998-99 and 1999-00 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1 qqa.qq 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1 qqq-OO 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 






Acres 




28-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


North " 


650 


2/ 


550 


21 


Q AC 

845 


2/ 


465 


2/ 


Centra! 


5,100 


5,300 


5,050 


5,300 


936 


1,028 


4,725 


5,446 


Southwest 


7,350 


7,150 


7,300 


7,150 


1,048 


1,005 


7,649 


7,183 


Southeast 


6,100 


6,150 


6,100 


5,650 


1,440 


1,641 


8,781 


9,272 


State 


19,200 


18,600 


19,000 


18,100 


1,138 


1,210 


21 ,620 


21,901 


Sep thru Dec 


7,700 


7,500 


7,500 


7,000 


1,110 


980 


8,326 


6,860 


Jan thru Jul 


1 1 ,500 


11,100 


1 1 ,500 


11,100 


1,156 


1,355 


13,294 


15,041 



Includes West. ^ North included with Central. 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1996-97 and 1997-98 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 






Acres 




28-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


North ^' 


800 


500 


750 


500 


836 


738 


627 


369 


Central 


5,700 


5,250 


5,600 


5,150 


980 


875 


5,489 


4,504 


Southwest 


7,100 


6,850 


6,850 


6,850 


1,120 


1,145 


7,672 


7,840 


Southeast 


6,700 


6,400 


6,600 


6,300 


1,267 


1,183 


8,360 


7,452 


State 


20,300 


19,000 


19,800 


18,800 


1,119 


1,073 


22,148 


20,165 


Sep thru Dec 


7,400 


7,300 


7,300 


7,200 


1,149 


1,020 


8,386 


7,345 


Jan thru Jul 


12,900 


1 1 ,700 


12,500 


1 1 ,600 


1,101 


1,105 


13,762 


12,820 



Includes West. 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1 994-95 through 1 999-00 



Counties 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1998-99 


1999-00 








Acres 






Collier 


4,075 


3,060 


3,800 


1,700 


2.200 


2,400 


Dade 


300 


250 


300 


300 


1/ 


1/ 


Hendry 


2,760 


4,405 


2,400 


3,900 


4,400 


4,400 


Hillsborough 


950 


1,125 


1,150 


900 


825 


825 


Lee 


1,265 


1/ 


625 


700 


1/ 


1/ 


Manatee 


2,450 


1,925 


3,300 


2,700 


2,800 


2,700 


Martin 


600 


1,300 


1,350 


1,750 


1,285 


1,500 


Painn Beach (East) 


6,000 


5,600 


4,510 


4,200 


4,700 


4,000 


Other counties 


1,900 


2,635 


2,365 


2,650 


2,790 


2,275 


State 


20,300 


20,300 


19,800 


18,800 


19,000 


18,100 



Included in other counties to avoid disclosure of individual operations. 



28 



POTATOES: Acreage, production and value, Florida, 
crop years 1986 through 2000 



Crop 


Acreage 


Yield 


Production 


Production 


Value 


Value of 


year 


Planted 


Harvested 


per acre 




sold 


per cwt 


sales 




Acres 


UWI 


1 ,UUU CWI 




Dollars 


1 ,uuu uoiiars 


















1995 


8,300 


6,900 


170 


1,173 


1,166 


23.30 


27,168 


1996 


8,800 


8,800 


210 


1,848 


1,837 


24.60 


45,190 


1997 


9,600 


9,400 


200 


1,880 


1,867 


16.90 


31,552 


1998 


8,500 


8,000 


180 


1,440 


1,431 


30.50 


43,646 


1999 


9,600 


9,300 


200 


1,860 


1,849 


24.70 


45,670 


2000 


8,200 


8,000 


260 


2,080 


2,068 


17.10 


35,363 


SPRING (HASTINGS): " 














1995 


28,500 


27,000 


220 


5,940 


5,916 


5.90 


34,904 


1996 


28,500 


27,500 


230 


6,325 


6,299 


9.50 


59,841 


1997 


24,900 


23,900 


220 


5,258 


5,236 


10.70 


56,025 


1998 


25,500 


24,500 


235 


5,758 


5,734 


10.70 


61 ,354 


1999 


21,500 


21 ,000 


330 


6,930 


6,901 


7.95 


54,862 


2000 


17,200 


16,500 


295 


4,868 


4,848 


7.20 


34,906 


SPRING (OTHER): ^ 














1995 


10,000 


9,000 


210 


1,890 


1,875 


11.70 


21,938 


1996 


9,500 


8,000 


180 


1,440 


1,428 


14.80 


21,134 


1997 


9,000 


8,800 


215 


1,892 


1,880 


11.80 


22,184 


1998 


10,300 


10,000 


160 


1,600 


1,587 


14.70 


23,329 


1999 


7,300 


7,000 


270 


1,890 


1,875 


13.70 


25,688 


2000 


5,100 


5,000 


295 


1,475 


1,463 


11.90 


17,410 


ALL SEASONS: 
















1986 


33,400 


32,600 


262 


8,543 


8,505 


7.90 


67,315 


1987 


36,500 


35,700 


196 


6,987 


6,954 


16.40 


113,859 


1988 


36,900 


36,100 


226 


8,173 


8,134 


5.65 


45,966 


1989 


43,600 


42,600 


1 UQ 


0,OUM- 


R 9R1 




19ft '^9'^ 


1990 


45,500 


44,700 


91 Q 


Q 7Q9 


Q 749 


14 40 


IQQ Q14 

1 01/j\/ 1 *T 


1991 


43,700 


43,000 


188 


8,082 


8,039 


20.40 


163,964 


1992 


41,200 


40,100 


234 


9,370 


9,323 


9.90 


92,359 


1993 


44,700 


41,900 


181 


7,580 


7,580 


17.00 


128,194 


1994 


47,600 


46,400 


^ 1 o 


Q QQ9 




1 1 Qfl 

1 1 .l7U 


118 fi'^'i 


1995 


46,800 


42,900 


91 n 


Q OH'^ 
y,uuo 




Q 4n 

17. 


ft4 nif) 


1996 


46,800 


44,300 


217 


9,613 


9,564 


13.20 


126,165 


1997 


43,500 


42,100 


214 


9,030 


8,983 


12.20 


109,761 


1998 


44,300 


42,500 


207 


8,798 


8,752 


14.70 


128,329 


1999 


38,400 


37,300 


286 


10,680 


10,625 


11.88 


126,220 


2000 


30,500 


29,500 


286 


8,423 


8,379 


10.46 


87,679 


^' Includes Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns' counties. ^ 


Includes all other counties in west, north, and central 


areas. 

















29 



POTATOES: Production sold, monthly, Florida, 
crop years 1996 through 2000 



Crop 
year 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun ^' 


Total 










1 ,UUU CWI 








1996 


19 


182 


564 


1,368 


4,964 


2,467 


9,564 


1997 


~ 


503 


809 


2,506 


4,455 


710 


8,983 


1998 


43 


415 


673 


1,413 


4,674 


1,534 


8,752 


1999 


18 


425 


1,246 


2,069 


5,024 


1,843 


10,625 


2000 


21 


403 


982 


1,517 


4,148 


1,329 


8,379 










rerceni 








1996 


0.2 


1.9 


5.9 


14.3 


51.9 


25.8 


100.0 


1997 


-- 


5.6 


9.0 


27.9 


49.6 


7.9 


100.0 


1998 


0.5 


4.7 


7.7 


16.2 


53.4 


17.5 


100.0 


1999 


0.2 


4.0 


11.7 


19.5 


47.3 


17.3 


100.0 


2000 


2/ 


4.8 


11.7 


18.1 


49.5 


15.9 


100.0 


^' Includes small quantities sold in July. ^ January included with February. 



POTATOES: Average value per cwt for all sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1996 through 2000 



Crop 
year 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Average 










Dollars 








1996 


29.70 


26.80 


23.90 


18.65 


9.70 


9.60 


13.20 


1997 




24.00 


14.90 


11.30 


11.00 


11.50 


12.20 


1998 


33.00 


31.50 


30.00 


16.60 


10.75 


13.20 


14.70 


1999 


32.70 


25.80 


22.85 


14.35 


8.10 


8.55 


11.88 


2000 


21 


21.90 


16.00 


11.70 


8.40 


7.90 


10.46 



Includes small quantities sold in July. ^ January included with February. 



POTATOES: Acreage harvested by selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1995 through 2000 



Counties 


1995 


1996 


1997 


1998 


1999 


2000 








Acres 






Dade 


3,100 


4,600 


5,600 


5,000 


3,900 


2,900 


Flagler 


2,000 


2,500 


2,800 


2,600 


1,500 


900 


Putnam 


5,000 


4,000 


3,700 


3,700 


3,100 


2,400 


St. Johns 


20,000 


21 ,000 


17,400 


18,200 


16,400 


13,200 


Other counties 


12,800 


12,200 


12,600 


13,000 


12,400 


10,100 


Winter total 


6,900 


8,800 


9,400 


8,000 


9,300 


8,000 


Spring total 


36,000 


35,500 


37,700 


34,500 


28,000 


21,500 


State total 


42,900 


44,300 


42,100 


42,500 


37.300 


29,500 



30 



RADISHES: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1 990-91 through 1 999-00 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


PrnHi iptinn 


Value 
per carton 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


1 5-lb carton 


1 ,000 cartons 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1990-91 


26,100 


25,000 


285 


7,125 


4.95 


35,269 


1991-92 


24,900 


22,800 


269 


6,130 


3.52 


21 ,578 


1992-93 


24,900 


23,800 


261 


6,212 


5.95 


36,961 


1 993-94 


18,000 


17,400 


273 


4,750 


5.45 


25,888 


1 994-95 


19,200 


15,700 


256 


4,019 


5.94 


23,873 


1995-96 


13,700 


12,400 


390 


4,836 


4.14 


20,021 


1996-97 


13,500 


11,300 


340 


3,842 


4.95 


19,018 


1997-98 


13,000 


11,200 


299 


3,348 


5.62 


18,816 


1998-99 


8,500 


7,100 


374 


2,655 


7.40 


19,647 


1999-00 


8,850 


7,850 


455 


3,573 


7.07 


25,253 



RADISHES: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1995-96 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1,000 15-lb cartons 










1995-96 


15 


164 


1,199 


532 


624 


754 


774 


672 


102 


4,836 


1996-97 


61 


449 


634 


519 


465 


642 


515 


538 


19 


3,842 


1997-98 


57 


452 


409 


532 


492 


499 


368 


449 


90 


3,348 


1998-99 


11 


202 


345 


491 


401 


485 


489 


218 


13 


2,655 


1999-00 


14 


182 


711 


726 


575 


425 


500 


422 


18 


3,573 












Percent 










1995-96 


0.3 


3.4 


24.8 


11.0 


12.9 


15.6 


16.0 


13.9 


2.1 


100.0 


1996-97 


1.6 


11.7 


16.5 


13.5 


12.1 


16.7 


13.4 


14.0 


0.5 


100.0 


1997-98 


1.7 


13.5 


12.2 


15.9 


14.7 


14.9 


11.0 


13.4 


2.7 


100.0 


1998-99 


0.4 


7.6 


13.0 


18.5 


15.1 


18.3 


18.4 


8.2 


0.5 


100.0 


1999-00 


0.4 


5.1 


19.9 


20.3 


16.1 


11.9 


14.0 


11.8 


0.5 


100.0 



RADISHES: Average value per carton for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1 995-96 through 1 999-00 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars 










1995-96 


6.90 


7.50 


3.70 


4.30 


3.00 


3.40 


3.40 


6.20 


7.30 


4.14 


1996-97 


5.70 


5.45 


5.00 


4.50 


4.50 


4.00 


3.90 


7.20 


8.90 


4.95 


1997-98 


6.60 


5.40 


5.50 


5.20 


5.20 


4.30 


4.30 


8.60 


9.00 


5.62 


1998-99 


4.20 


9.70 


11.65 


8.15 


5.90 


3.85 


6.75 


9.05 


8.15 


7.40 


1999-00 


4.50 


9.00 


8.00 


6.40 


6.80 


4.30 


6.05 


10.20 


8.70 


7.07 



31 



SQUASH: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1985-86 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


Production 


Value 
per bushel 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


42-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1985-86 


1 D, / UVJ 


1 o,ouu 


202 


3,192 


12.60 


40,219 


1986-87 






198 


3,010 


12.30 


37,023 


1 yo/-oo 


14 7nn 

1 *+, / \J\J 








1 1 .oO 


40,144 


1988-89 


15,200 


13,650 


277 


3,785 


9.50 


35,958 


1989-90 


13,600 


11,700 


340 


3,978 


9.20 


36,598 


1990-91 




1 1 Rnn 


320 


3,776 


13.30 


50,221 


1991-92 






346 


4,602 


10.75 


49,472 








ooo 


'3 CI Q 
O.OT O 


lU.oO 


00, 1 /U 


1993-94 


13,800 


13,300 


342 


4,549 


9.50 


43,216 


1994-95 


12,500 


1 1 ,900 


264 


3,142 


13.27 


41,686 


1995-96 


10,800 


9,600 


210 


2,016 


13.54 


27,297 


1996-97 


1 1 ,400 


10,900 


285 


3,107 


11.66 


36,228 


1 QQ7 OP 

1 yy / -yo 


13,000 


12,500 




o, loo 


1 / .I U 


54,0 10 


1998-99 


13,000 


12,600 


280 


3,528 


15.25 


53,802 


1999-00 


12,100 


1 1 ,800 


293 


3,453 


13.29 


45,880 



SQUASH: Harvested acreage and value of production, 
crop years 1985-86 through 1999-00 



16 



15 



■Q 14 
c 

^ 13 
O 

— 12 

CO 



10 




Value 



55 



50 

c 

45 J 

1 

40 CO 

35 g 



~ 30 



85-86 87-88 89-90 91-92 93-94 95-96 97-98 99-00 



32 



SQUASH: Five-year average of monthly prices and percent 
sold, crop years 1995-96 through 1999-00 



19 

18 

_ 17 
o 

^ 15 
I 14 

^ 13 
JO 

O 12 
Q 

11 
10 




Percent 




22 

20 

18 

16 

14 

12 

10 

8 

6 

4 

2 





]□ 
O 

c 

CD 

o 


CL 



OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



SQUASH: Production sold, by month, Florida, crop 
years 1995-96 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1,000 42-lb bushels 








1995-96 


48 


171 


333 


174 


169 


226 


377 


409 


109 


2,016 


1996-97 


162 


447 


354 


326 


158 


603 


684 


336 


37 


3,107 


1997-98 


229 


504 


281 


341 


303 


319 


676 


484 


51 


3,188 


1998-99 


169 


416 


402 


409 


413 


759 


759 


190 


11 


3,528 


1999-00 


86 


266 


373 


556 


539 


497 


856 


259 


21 


3,453 












Percent 










1995-96 


2.4 


8.5 


16.5 


8.6 


8.4 


11.2 


18.7 


20.3 


5.4 


100.0 


1996-97 


5.2 


14.4 


11.4 


10.5 


5.1 


19.4 


22.0 


10.8 


1.2 


100.0 


1997-98 


7.2 


15.8 


8.8 


10.7 


9.5 


10.0 


21.2 


15.2 


1.6 


100.0 


1998-99 


4.8 


11.8 


11.4 


11.6 


11.7 


21.5 


21.5 


5.4 


0.3 


100.0 


1999-00 


2.5 


7.7 


10.8 


16.1 


15.6 


14.4 


24.8 


7.5 


0.6 


100.0 



33 



SQUASH: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1995-96 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


uct 


Nov 


uec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars 










1995-96 


12.10 


12.90 


9.45 


18.40 


15.40 


14.00 


13.30 


13.90 


15.50 


13.54 


1996-97 


12.50 


11.60 


10.40 


12.20 


19.40 


10.40 


13.00 


8.05 


10.90 


11.66 


1997-98 


10.95 


14.95 


19.80 


32.30 


19.75 


22.45 


15.35 


8.15 


6.70 


17.10 


1998-99 


11.65 


8.35 


26.85 


14.10 


20.60 


15.80 


12.80 


8.05 


8.80 


15.25 


1999-00 


13.85 


15.00 


10.50 


12.00 


14.05 


18.95 


12.05 


10.00 


10.80 


13.29 



SQUASH: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1998-99, 1999-00 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 






Acres 




42-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


West and North 


700 


650 


650 


600 


300 


248 


195 


149 


North Central 


550 


550 


500 


500 


310 


290 


155 


145 


East & West Central 


1,300 


1,250 


1,250 


1,200 


212 


295 


265 


354 


Southwest 


2,150 


2,050 


2,100 


2,000 


230 


240 


483 


480 


Southeast 


8,300 


7,600 


8,100 


7,500 


300 


310 


2,430 


2,325 


State 


13,000 


12,100 


12,600 


11,800 


280 


293 


3,528 


3,453 



SQUASH: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1994-95 through 1999-00 



Counties 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1998-99 


1999-00 








Acres 






Alachua 


150 


250 


300 


250 


250 


250 


Collier 


1,250 


650 


800 


900 


900 


850 


Dade 


5,150 


4,600 


6,450 


7,050 


7,800 


7,350 


Hardee 


450 


350 


350 


350 


400 


350 


Hendry 


600 


300 


250 


500 


500 


550 


Hillsborough 


400 


500 


600 


600 


550 


500 


Lee 


1,600 


1,150 


450 


1,150 


550 


300 


Madison 






200 


200 


200 


200 


Manatee 






300 


300 


250 


250 


Marion 


100 


1/ 


1/ 




1/ 


1/ 


Palm Beach (East) 


300 


300 


200 


200 


200 


200 


Other counties 


1,900 


1,500 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 


State 


1 1 ,900 


9,600 


10,900 


12,500 


12,600 


11,800 



Included in other counties. 



34 



STRAWBERRIES: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 



crop years 1 985-86 throug 


h 1999-00 


Crop 


Acreage 


Yield 


r lUUUOUUl 1 


Value 


1 ULdl ValUc 


year 


Planted 


Harvested 


per acre 


per flat 




Acres 


12-lb flat 


1 000 flats 


Dollars 


1 000 dollars 


1985-86 


5,000 


4,900 


1,543 


7,558 


6.64 


50,157 


1986-87 


4,900 


4,900 


1,876 


9,192 


7.30 


67,062 


1 987-88 


5,000 


5,000 


2,083 


10,417 


7.09 


73,875 


1 988-89 


5,300 


5,300 


2,167 


1 1 ,483 


8.03 


92,188 


1 989-90 


5,400 


5,300 


1,833 


9,717 


7.75 


75,324 


1990-91 


5,500 


5,500 


2,000 


11,000 


7.72 


84,876 


1991-92 


5,400 


5,400 


2,500 


13,500 


8.06 


108,810 


1 992-93 


5,800 


5,800 


2,333 


13,533 


8.96 


121,313 


1 993-94 


5,800 


5,800 


2,417 


14,017 


7.24 


101,425 


1 994-95 


6,000 


6,000 


2,333 


14,000 


8.47 


1 1 8 608 


1995-96 


6,000 


6,000 


2,167 


13,000 


8.66 


112,632 


1996-97 


6,100 


6,100 


2,417 


14,742 


9.91 


146,119 


1997-98 


6,200 


6,200 


2,167 


13,433 


12.00 


161,200 


1998-99 


6,200 


6,200 


2,500 


15,500 


9.72 


150,660 


1999-00 


6,300 


6,300 


2,917 


18,375 


9.12 


167,580 



STRAWBERRIES: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1995-96 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Dec " 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


Total 








1,000 12-lb flats 






1995-96 


1,170 


1,950 


3,120 


5,460 


1,300 


13,000 


1996-97 


1,327 


2,359 


6,486 


4,570 


2/ 


14,742 


1997-98 


1,324 


2,418 


3,761 


4,587 


1,343 


13,433 


1998-99 


2,325 


3,255 


2,480 


6,200 


1,240 


15,500 


1999-00 


2,021 


3,859 


5,513 


6,982 


2/ 


18,375 








Percent 






1995-96 


9.0 


15.0 


24.0 


42.0 


10.0 


100.0 


1996-97 


9.0 


16.0 


44.0 


31.0 


2/ 


100.0 


1997-98 


10.0 


18.0 


28.0 


34.0 


10.0 


100.0 


1998-99 


15.0 


21.0 


16.0 


40.0 


8.0 


100.0 


1999-00 


11.0 


21.0 


30.0 


38.0 


2/ 


100.0 



November included. ^ Combined with March. 



35 



STRAWBERRIES: Average value per flat for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1995-96 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr ^' 


Avpranp 








Dollars 








1995-96 


17.28 


11.16 


9.36 




O. 1 ^ 


6.12 


8.66 


1 996-97 


19.20 


11.64 


8.52 




8.28 


2/ 


9.91 


1997-98 


22.08 


12.36 


12.96 




8.64 


10.20 


12.00 


1998-99 


12.96 


12.12 


12.00 




7.20 


5.88 


9.72 


1999-00 


15.36 


10.56 


9.72 




6.12 


2/ 


9.12 



Includes May. ^' Combined with March. 



STRAWBERRIES: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1998-99, 1999-00 



Areas 


Planted 


Han/ested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 






Acres 




12-lbflat 


1,000 flats 


North 


300 


300 


300 


300 


2,400 


2,800 


720 


840 


Central 


5,600 


5,700 


5,600 


5,700 


2,500 


2,918 


14,000 


16,635 


South 


300 


300 


300 


300 


2,600 


3,000 


780 


900 


State 


6,200 


6,300 


6,200 


6,300 


2,500 


2,917 


15,500 


18,375 



STRAWBERRIES: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1994-95 through 1999-00 



Counties 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1998-99 


1999-00 










Acres 






Dade & Broward 


200 


200 


200 




200 


200 


200 


Hillsborough & Manatee 


5,300 


5,300 


5,400 




5,500 


5,500 


5,600 


Other counties 


500 


500 


500 




500 


500 


500 


State 


6,000 


6,000 


6,100 




6,200 


6,200 


6,300 



36 



TOMATOES:Acreage, fresh market production, and value, Florida, crop 
years 1985-86 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield per 
acre 


Production ^ 


Dollars per 
carton 


Total value ^ 


PlantoH 


ncii V coitjvj 






Acres 


25-lb cartons 


1 ,000 cartons 




1 ,000 dollars 


1 yoo-oD 


4o, /UU 




1 


oy,yu4 


/ .D<i 


4Dt),4bO 


1986-87 


53,600 


53,300 


1,241 


66,123 


7.78 


514,437 


1987-88 


57,000 


56,800 


1,344 


76,333 


7.00 


534,321 


1 yoo-oy 


62,500 


60,700 


1 907 
1 ,£.<J/ 


7Q QfiO 


Q '57 

y .o / 


DoD,Oo4 




55,800 


51,600 


1 , 1 uy 




7 9Q 


'foy ,DoD 


1QQn.Q1 


ou,ouu 




1 97A 
I o 






fine; c;n7 


1991-92 


52,000 


52,000 


1,591 


82,736 


8.81 


728,594 


1992-93 


48,400 


48,400 


1,483 


71,767 


8.70 


624,235 


1 QQ'5-Q-l 

1 yyo OH- 


50,600 


50,600 


1 ,riy'f 




7 14 


HO 1 ,OM- 1 


1 QQA qe; 
1 yy'^-yo 


49,000 


49,000 


1 ,oou 


OO, loo 


7 c>f=; 


A70 7BO 


1 yyo-yo 


46,400 


45,500 


1 ,<iOU 


i3D,OOD 




AAA A~7C\ 
444,4/ U 




37,500 


37,300 


1 ,HOO 




o.uo 




1997-98 


39,300 


39,300 


1,427 


56,091 


9.05 


507,723 


1998-99 


43,400 


43,400 


1,427 


61 ,922 


7.50 


464,244 


1999-00 


43,200 


43,200 


1,439 


62,185 


6.73 


418,348 



Includes round and plum or pear-shaped varieties, and U-Pic. ^ Fresh market only. ^' Excludes 5,200,000 cartons 
not harvested due to low spring prices. 



PRINCIPAL TOMATO PRODUCING AREAS 



III 



Dade 

Florida City 
Goulds 
Homestead 
Perrine 

East Coast 

Ft. Pierce 
Jupiter 

Osceola County 
Pompano Beach 
Stuart 

Southwest 

Bonita Springs 

Immokalee 

Naples 



IV Palmetto-Ruskin 

Palmetto 
Ruskin 
Tampa 



North 

Oxford 

Suwannee Valley 
Gadsden County 
Holmes County 
Jackson County 




37 



FRESH MARKET TOMATOES: Harvested acreage and value 
of production, crop years 1995-96 through 1999-00 

510 




95-96 



96-97 



97-98 



98-99 



99-00 




38 



TOMATOES: Production, monthly, for fresh market, Florida, 
crop years 1990-91 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Oct'' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun^ 


Total 












1 ,000 25-lb cartons 










1 990-91 


1,544 


6,367 


12,541 


10,198 


5,737 


6,692 


7,011 


1 1 ,791 


2,549 


64,430 


1991-92 


3i312 


7,287 


10,103 


1 1 ,427 


7,346 


7,346 


17^141 


14,692 


4,082 


82,736 


1992-93 


1,398 


4,965 


15,035 


6,386 


6,678 


1 1 ,032 


7,403 


9,435 


9,435 


71 ,767 


1993-94 


3,066 


6,772 


8,433 


6,693 


6,173 


7,685 


10,212 


1 1 ,044 


5,405 


65,483 


1994-95 


3,062 


9,851 


7,855 


7,782 


7,185 


6,532 


9,200 


13,716 


3/ 


65,183 


1 995-96 


1,474 


6,481 


7,770 


9,274 


4,637 


2,319 


6,373 


12,745 


5,793 


56 866 


1996-97 


2,896 


6,949 


6,950 


7,833 


2,797 


3,917 


10,343 


9,254 


3,811 


54,750 


1997-98 


3,330 


7,097 


6,498 


7,526 


4,097 


4,447 


7,701 


9,567 


5,828 


56,091 


1 QQA-QQ 


1 Qno 


O, / \J\J 




7 4ftn 


5,396 


7,043 


1 1 ,'rU 1 


Q 97Q 

<3,e./ <7 


A fift1 




1999-00 


1,737 


6,315 


9,948 


6,700 


5,832 


8,000 


9,400 


11,783 


2,470 


62,185 












Percent 










1 990-91 


2.4 


9.9 


19.5 


15.8 


8.9 


10.4 


10.9 


18.3 


3.9 


100.0 


1991-92 


4.0 


8.8 


12.2 


13.8 


8.9 


8.9 


20.7 


17.8 


4.9 


100.0 


1992-93 


1.9 


6.9 


20.9 


8.9 


9.3 


15.4 


10.3 


13.2 


13.2 


100.0 


1993-94 


4.7 


10.3 


12.9 


10.2 


9.4 


11.7 


15.6 


16.9 


8.3 


100.0 


1994-95 


4.7 


15.2 


12.1 


11.9 


11.0 


10.0 


14.1 


21.0 


Of 


100.0 


1995-96 


2.6 


11.4 


13.7 


16.3 


8.2 


4.1 


11.2 


22.3 


10.2 


100.0 


1 996-97 


5 3 


12 7 


12.7 


14 3 


5.1 


7.2 


18 8 


16 9 


7 


100 


1997-98 


5.8 


12.7 


11.7 


13.4 


7.3 


7.9 


13.7 


17.1 


10.4 


100.0 


1998-99 


3.1 


10.8 


13.0 


12.1 


8.7 


11.4 


18.3 


15.0 


7.6 


100.0 


1999-00 


2.8 


10.2 


16.0 


10.8 


9.4 


12.9 


15.1 


18.8 


4.0 


100.0 



Includes September. ^ Includes July. ^ June Included with May. 



TOMATOES: Average value per carton for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1990-91 through 1999-00 



urop 
year 


Oct'' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun^' 


Average 












Dollars per carton 










1990-91 


6.08 


6.20 


7.35 


5.78 


7.90 


11.00 


12.33 


14.15 


13.05 


9.40 


1991-92 


7.21 


6.00 


3.85 


10.13 


19.00 


20.18 


8.10 


4.18 


4.50 


8.81 


1992-93 


14.90 


10.05 


8.58 


9.58 


5.48 


5.30 


11.30 


14.43 


5.13 


8.70 


1993-94 


4.45 


7.05 


14.40 


10.38 


4.83 


6.13 


4.14 


5.14 


7.25 


7.14 


1994-95 


8.61 


8.22 


9.36 


10.28 


7.45 


9.28 


5.13 


3.68 


3/ 


7.25 


1995-96 


7.15 


9.90 


6.23 


4.60 


10.00 


20.43 


12.62 


5.90 


5.08 


7.82 


1996-97 


7.33 


7.43 


7.68 


8.03 


11.48 


14.35 


6.23 


7.75 


7.53 


8.08 


1997-98 


7.52 


11.24 


10.19 


6.60 


11.00 


8.50 


9.30 


9.28 


7.53 


9.05 


1998-99 


11.75 


10.98 


10.55 


8.38 


5.85 


5.58 


5.93 


5.20 


7.25 


7.50 


1999-00 


6.45 


6.88 


7.20 


5.35 


5.28 


8.25 


8.70 


5.70 


4.25 


6.73 



Includes September. ^ Includes July. ^' June included with May. 



39 



TOMATOES: Acreage and fresh market production by areas and 
crop years, Florida, 1998-99 and 1999-00 



Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1 998-99 


1999-00 



Acres 25-ib cartons 1 ,000 cartons 

West, North, and 



North Central 


2,550 


3,400 


2,550 


3,400 


1,344 


1,266 


3,428 


4 '^04 


Palmetto-Ruskin 


13,450 


13,000 


13,450 


13,000 


1,660 


1 ,895 


22 327 




East Coast 


5,050 


4,800 


5,050 


4,800 


1,557 


1,342 


7,864 


fi 44? 


Southwest 


18,150 


18,700 


18,150 


18,700 


1,264 


1,158 


22,947 


21,647 


Dade 


4,200 


3,300 


4,200 


3,300 


1,275 


1,564 


5,356 


5,161 


State 


43,400 


43,200 


43,400 


43,200 


1,427 


1,439 


61,922 


62,185 


Oct thru Dec 


15,300 


17,100 


15,300 


17,100 


1,088 


1,053 


16,642 


18,000 


Jan thru Jul 


28,100 


26,100 


28,100 


26,100 


1,611 


1,693 


45,280 


44,185 



TOMATOES: Acreage and fresh market production by areas and 
crop years, Florida, 1996-97 and 1997-98 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


West, North, and 
North Central 


2,800 


Acres 
3,250 2,800 


3,250 


25-lb cartons 
1,177 1,325 


1 ,000 cartons 
3,295 4,307 


Palmetto-Ruskin 


12,400 


12,900 


12,400 


12,900 


1,785 


1,554 


22,128 


20,051 


East Coast 


4,100 


4,850 


4,100 


4,850 


1,848 


1,508 


7,575 


7,313 


Southwest 


14,900 


14,600 


14,700 


14,600 


1,155 


1,366 


16,985 


19,950 


Dade 


3,300 


3,700 


3,300 


3,700 


1,445 


1,208 


4,767 


4,470 


State 


37,500 


39,300 


37,300 


39,300 


1,468 


1,427 


54,750 


56,091 


Oct thru Dec 


13,400 


15,300 


13,400 


15,300 


1,253 


1,106 


16,795 


16,925 


Jan thru Jul 


24,100 


24,000 


23,900 


24,000 


1,588 


1,632 


37,955 


39,166 



40 



TOMATOES: Acreage harvested, for fresh market, selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1999-00 



Counties 


■1 QQ/I QC 

1 yy4-y!D 


\ yycj-yb 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1 QQQ QQ 

\ yytj-yy 


1 QQQ nr» 
1 yyy-uu 








Acres 






Collier 


10,325 


10,400 


8,500 


8,350 


1 1 ,800 


12,400 


Dade 


4,400 


3,800 


3,300 


3,700 


4,200 


3,300 


Gadsden 


2,750 


2,950 


2,200 


3,100 


2,150 


2,750 


Hendry 


5,200 


4,125 


3,300 


4,075 


5,065 


4,900 


Hillsborough 


3,150 


3,400 


3,200 


4,220 


3,940 


3,300 


Lee 


2,725 


2,475 


2,100 


1,770 


1,150 


1,400 


Manatee 


12,000 


10,900 


o,yUU 


o,4v3o 


9,185 


9,550 


Martin 


1,175 


925 


900 


990 


945 


1,000 


Palm Beach 


2,900 


2,300 


2,000 


2,460 


2,970 


2,800 


St Lucie 


1,325 


725 


800 


910 


845 


700 


Other counties 


3,050 


3,500 


2,100 


1,290 


1,150 


1,100 


State 


49,000 


45,500 


37,300 


39,300 


43,400 


43,200 



TOMATOES: Percent of acreage harvested, by variety, by growing 
area, south Florida, 1998-99 and 1999-00 ^' 



Variety 


All areas 


Dade 


East Coast 


Southwest 


Palmetto-Ruskin 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 












Percent 










FL47 


23.3 


35.9 


10.1 


27.4 


17.0 


32.3 


35.9 


46.8 


12.3 


23.1 


Sanibe! 


11.7 


13.9 


60.5 


58.7 


5.5 


6.6 


10.0 


15.4 


0.6 


2.4 


All BHN 


9.4 


12.7 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


16.8 


20.7 


5.7 


9.4 


Solar Set 


7.9 


12.4 


2.7 


0.2 


2.7 


1.3 


7.2 


6.5 


12.8 


29.1 


Florida 91 


0.1 


7.2 


0.0 


0.0 


0.4 


7.9 


0.0 


3.6 


0.0 


14.3 


Agriset 


14.2 


5.4 


0.0 


0.0 


32.7 


36.2 


17.0 


0.0 


7.5 


2.3 


Solar Mars 


11.0 


4.5 


0.0 


0.0 


41.2 


15.2 


4.5 


0.8 


11.7 


6.9 


Sunchaser 


0.0 


2.3 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


4.9 


0.0 


0.0 


Sunbeams 


5.1 


1.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.4 


1.7 


0.0 


13.6 


3.1 


XPH10035 


0.5 


0.8 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.2 


0.4 


1.2 


1.7 


Floralina 


0.0 


0.5 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


0.0 


1.4 


Other Varieties^ 


16.8 


3.4 


26.7 


13.7 


0.5 


0.1 


6.7 


0.9 


34.6 


6.3 


All Varieties 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 



" Excludes plum, cherry, and grape varieties. ^ Includes varieties representing less than one-half of one percent for any 
area and any unknown varieties. For 1998-99, "other" included Cobia, Duke, Mt. Pride, Teresa, Olympia, Harris, Mt. 
Delight, Equinox, and other experimental or proprietary varieties. For 1999-00, "other" included Flora Set, Sunguard, 
Olympia, Flavr Savr, Sunny, Sunpride and other experimental or proprietary varieties. 



41 



WATERMELONS: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1 985-86 through 1 999-00 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


Production 


Value 
per cwt 


Total 
value 


Planted 


f^arvested 




Acres 


Cwt 


1 ,000 cwt 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1985-86 


53,550 


47,550 


184 


8,749 


6.23 


54,506 


1 yoD-o / 


54,900 


46,100 


lOl 


"7 OQO 


y.D4 


by, / /4 


1987-88 


57,500 


49,800 


185 


9,213 


6.79 


62,556 


1988-89 


00,000 


50,000 


170 


8,500 


5.30 


45,050 


1989-90 


00,000 


45,000 


200 


9,000 


7.15 


64,350 


1990-91 


46,000 


36,000 


195 


7,011 


11.52 


80,767 


1 QQ1 .QO 

1 yy 1 y^ 


53,000 


45,000 


^uu 


y,uuu 


/ .OO 


DO, 1 OU 


1992-93 


42,000 


37,000 


225 


8,325 


8.00 


66,600 


1993-94 


40,000 


37,000 


230 


8,510 


6.80 


57,868 


1994-95 


37,000 


33,000 


250 


8,250 


7.60 


62,700 


1995-96 


40,000 


34,000 


210 


7,140 


7.00 


49,980 


1996-97 


33,000 


30,000 


250 


7,500 


7.30 


54,750 


1997-98 


35,000 


32,000 


225 


7,200 


8.35 


60,120 


1998-99 


45,000 


35,000 


300 


10,500 


6.90 


72,450 


1999-00 


30,000 


27,000 


320 


8,640 


5.25 


45,360 



WATERMELONS: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 



years 1995-96 through 1999-00 


Crop 
year 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 








1 ,000 cwt 






1995- 96 

1996- 97 

1997- 98 

1998- 99 

1999- 00 


1,140 
43 
1,732 
519 


2,785 
3,435 
3,053 
4,809 
5,616 


3,855 
2,603 
3,960 
3,686 
2,419 

Percent 


500 
322 
144 
273 
86 


7,140 
7,500 
7,200 
10,500 
8,640 


1 995- 96 

1996- 97 

1997- 98 

1998- 99 

1999- 00 


15.2 
0.6 

16.5 
6.0 


39.0 
45.8 
42.4 
45.8 
65.0 


54.0 
34.7 
55.0 
35.1 
28.0 


7.0 
4.3 
2.0 
2.6 
1.0 


100.0 
100.0 
100.0 
100.0 
100.0 



WATERMELONS: Average value per cwt for fresh market sales, monthly. 
Florida, crop years 1995-96 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Average 








Dollars 






1995-96 




10.20 


5.05 


4.20 


7.00 


1996-97 


10.65 


7.20 


5.95 


7.40 


7.30 


1997-98 


16.00 


11.10 


6.20 


6.70 


8.35 


1998-99 


9.90 


7.30 


5.20 


3.90 


6.90 


1999-00 


9.10 


5.40 


4.15 


3.20 


5.25 



42 



WATERMELONS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1 998-99 and 1999-00 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 


1998-99 


1999-00 






Acres 




Cwt 


1 ,000 cwt 


West 


17,100 


5,000 


7,900 


4,200 


300 


180 


2,370 


755 


Nortli 


1 1 ,600 


10,400 


1 1 ,400 


9,400 


261 


215 


2,975 


2,020 


Central 


7,400 


6,500 


7,100 


5,800 


290 


370 


2,059 


2,145 


South 


8,900 


8,100 


8,600 


7,600 


360 


490 


3,096 


3,720 


State 


45,000 


30,000 


35,000 


27,000 


300 


320 


10,500 


8,640 



WATERMELONS: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1994-95 through 1999-00 



Counties 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1998-99 


1999-00 








Acres 






Alachua 


• 2,400 


1,600 


1,400 


1,500 


2,500 


2,200 


Charlotte 


1,300 


1,400 


1,200 


1,300 


1,200 


1,200 


Collier 


2,800 


1,800 


1,600 


1,700 


1,900 


1 ,900 


Columbia 


1,200 


1,300 


1,200 


1,300 


1,200 


900 


DeSoto 


1,800 


1,800 


1,600 


1,700 


1,300 


1,400 


Gilchrist 


2,200 


1,900 


1,700 


1 ,800 


1,800 


1,100 


Hardee 


1,000 


1,200 


1,100 


1,200 


1,000 


900 


Hendry 


2,700 


2,800 


2,500 


2,600 


3,300 


3,100 


Holmes 


500 


500 


500 


500 


400 


400 


Jackson 


1,300 


1,400 


1,200 


1,300 


6,300 


1,900 


Jefferson 


600 


500 


400 


400 


400 


400 


Lafayette 


800 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Lee 


1,000 


800 


800 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 


Levy 


2,500 


2,500 


2,200 


2,300 


1,900 


1,700 


Manatee 


3,000 


3,200 


2,800 


2,800 


2,100 


1,400 


Marion 


1,500 


1 ,700 


1,500 


1,600 


1,600 


1,000 


Sumter 


1,400 


1 ,000 


900 


900 


500 


500 


Suwannee 


1,600 


1,800 


1,600 


1,700 


1,000 


800 


Washington 


700 


700 


700 


700 


700 


500 


Other counties 


2,700 


6,100 


5,100 


5,700 


4,900 


4,700 


State 


33,000 


34,000 


30,000 


32,000 


35,000 


27,000 


^' Included in other counties. 



43 



Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by 
months and all methods of shipment for Florida, crop year 1999-00 



Commodity 




1999 




2000 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 cwt 










Vegetables: 
























Snap beans 


3 


100 


177 


235 


187 


280 


328 


88 


— 


— 


1,398 


Cabbage 


~ 


— 


134 


392 


398 


687 


450 


— 


— 


— 


2,061 


Sweet corn 


32 


57 


88 


181 


379 


669 


1,444 


1,713 


171 


— 


4,734 


Cucumbers 


83 


305 


304 


167 


30 


282 


575 


433 


39 


— 


2,218 


Eggplant 


12 


48 


51 


58 


34 


23 


58 


95 


39 


-- 


418 


Okra 


23 


10 


3 


~ 


— 




5 


18 


17 


29 


105 


Parsley 


~ 


~ 


6 


6 


5 


6 


7 


-- 


— 


— 


30 


Green peppers 


34 


309 


432 


574 


503 


692 


895 


628 


48 


~ 


4,115 


Radishes 




10 


39 


39 


31 


23 


27 


23 






192 


oCjUaSn 


^ 1 


"77 




126 


126 


113 


212 


39 


3 




829 


Tomatoes 


337 


1,372 


2,066 


1,887 


1,413 


1 ,dui 




2,615 


1,124 


~ 


14,971 


Cherry tomatoes 


72 


81 


101 


87 


43 


64 


120 


150 


76 


2 


796 


Total vegetables 


617 


2,369 


3,513 


3,752 


3,149 


4,440 


6,677 


5,802 


1,517 


31 


31 ,867 










19 


251 


704 


1,902 


2,984 


1,538 




7,398 


Strawberries 


— 


— 


118 


317 


382 


511 


83 








1,411 


Watermelons 






244 


6 






421 


4,255 


2,141 


236 


7,303 


Total 


617 


2,369 


3,875 


4,094 


3,782 


5,655 


9,083 


13,041 


5,196 


267 


47,979 



SNAP BEANS: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 



methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 through 1999-00 


Crop 
year 


Method 
of 

shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1 ,000 bushels 


















1996-97 


Truck 


43 


635 


578 




418 


52 


601 




582 


383 




7 


3,299 


1997-98 


Truck 


71 


530 


346 




381 


357 


538 




1,126 


493 




7 


3,849 


1998-99 


Truck 


49 


399 


540 




727 


568 


693 




960 


380 




2 


4,318 


1999-00 


Truck 


10 


333 


589 




784 


622 


932 




1,094 


293 






4,657 


CABBAGE: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 through 1999-00 


Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 


















1996-97 


Truck 


1 


15 


331 




1,075 


1,197 


1,680 


1,248 




300 






5,847 


1997-98 


Truck 




14 


233 




572 


425 


1,014 


1,261 




348 






3,867 


1998-99 


Truck 






341 




1,125 


967 


1,356 




888 




148 






4,825 


1999-00 


Truck 






267 




783 


795 


1,374 




899 










4,118 



44 



SWEET CORN: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 



methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 through 1999-00 



urop 
year 


shipment 


Oct^' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 












1996-97 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 


3 

314 
317 


435 
435 


1 

511 
512 


478 
478 


229 
229 


1 

740 
741 


11 

4,254 
4,265 


30 
2,938 
2,968 


11 

1,534 
1,545 


10 
359 
369 


67 
1 1 ,792 
1 1 ,859 


1997-98 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 


1 

468 
469 


2 

513 
515 


3 

416 
419 


1 

669 
670 


624 
624 


1 

1,025 
1,026 


4 

3,011 
3,015 


30 
4,783 
4,813 


34 
1,714 
1,748 


10 
10 


76 
13,233 
13,309 


1998-99 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 


47 
47 


318 
318 


1 

573 
574 


1 

774 
775 


898 
898 


1 

1,212 
1,213 


5 

4,418 
4,423 


29 
5,312 
5,341 


28 
591 
619 


69 
69 


65 
14,212 
14,277 


1999-00 


Truck 


76 


135 


210 


430 


902 


1,592 


3,438 


4,078 


407 


1 


11,269 



Includes September shipments. 



CUCUMBERS: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 cartons 












1996-97 


Piggy-back ^ 
Truck 
Total 


295 
295 


827 
827 


394 
394 


125 
125 


48 
48 


2 

635 
637 


818 
818 


1 

644 
645 


110 
110 


3 

3,896 
3,899 


1997-98 


Piggy-back ^ 
Truck 
Total 


382 
382 


520 
520 


287 
287 


54 
54 


9 
9 


80 
80 


789 
789 


1 

1,069 
1,070 


87 
87 


1 

3,277 
3,278 


1998-99 


Piggy-back ^ 
Truck 
Total 


236 
236 


571 
571 


386 
386 


166 
166 


30 
30 


3 

483 
486 


1 

1,114 
1,115 


1 

784 
785 


137 
137 


5 

3,907 
3,912 


1999-00 


Truck 


151 


554 


552 


303 


54 


513 


1,045 


787 


71 


4,030 



Includes September shipments. ^ Process included with fresh. 



EGGPLANT: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 



Crop 
year 


Method 
of 

shipment 


Oct'' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1 ,000 cartons 










1996-97 


Truck 


97 


169 


119 


104 


91 


205 


327 


320 


157 


1,589 


1997-98 


Truck 


63 


96 


86 


106 


43 


51 


92 


195 


148 


880 


1998-99 


Truck 


36 


142 


170 


268 


165 


188 


175 


192 


108 


1,444 


1999-00 


Truck 


37 


145 


155 


177 


104 


70 


176 


287 


117 


1,268 



^' Includes September shipments. 



45 



OKRA: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 996-97 through 1 999-00 



Crop 
year 


MpthnrI nf 
shipment 


Oct" 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul^ 


Total 












1,000 bushels 












1996-97 


Truck 


27 


24 


7 




3 


32 


24 




— 


117 


1997-98 


Truck 


15 


7 


3 






10 


31 




~ 


66 


1998-99 


Truck 


67 


7 


4 






15 


20 


33 


128 


274 


1999-00 


Truck 


78 


34 


9 






17 


59 


55 


96 


348 



Includes September shipments. ^ Includes any August shipments. 



PARSLEY: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 










1996-97 


Truck 


6 


61 


73 


57 


47 


55 


68 


43 




410 


1997-98 


Truck 




32 


44 


51 


50 


43 


50 


34 


9 


313 


1998-99 


Truck 




7 


20 


38 


21 


18 


19 


3 




126 


1999-00 


Truck 




1 


27 


30 


22 


29 


32 


2 




143 



GREEN PEPPERS: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 










1996-97 


Piggy-back 












7 


12 


26 


12 


57 




Truck 


326 


1,580 


1,621 


1,201 


1,099 


2,071 


2,687 


1,858 


281 


12,724 




Total 


326 


1,580 


1,621 


1,201 


1,099 


2,078 


2,699 


1,884 


293 


12,781 


1997-98 


Truck 


346 


1,241 


1,344 


1,716 


1,190 


1,433 


1,907 


2,102 


291 


11,570 


1998-99 


Piggy-back 




1 




16 


5 


5 


4 


15 




46 




Truck 


381 


1,632 


1,768 


2,646 


1,656 


2,107 


2,480 


2,173 


184 


15,027 




Total 


381 


1,633 


1,768 


2,662 


1,661 


2,112 


2,484 


2,188 


184 


15,073 


1999-00 


Truck 


122 


1,104 


1,544 


2,049 


1,797 


2,473 


3,196 


2,243 


173 


14,701 



46 



IRISH POTATOES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 996-97 through 1 999-00 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Total 
















1 ,000 cv/t 








1996-97 


Piggy-back 


— 


— 






3 




1 u 


50 


A 


71 




Truck 


— 




~ 


- 


322 






586 


182 


1,985 




Total 






~ 


- 


325 


426 


483 


636 


186 


2,056 


1997-98 


Piggy-back 








~ 


— 




1 / 


68 


17 


102 




Truck 


- 






23 


244 






347 


408 


1,794 




Total 


" 


~ 


~ 


23 


244 


410 


379 


415 


425 


1,896 


1998-99 


Piggy-back 


— 


2 


~ 


— 


2 


8 


4 


6 


2 


24 




Truck 


- 


- 


~ 


15 


274 


431 


437 


1,053 


518 


2,728 




Total 


— 


2 


~ 


15 


276 


439 


AA^ 


1,059 


520 


2,752 


1999-00 


Piggy-back 












5 


12 


12 


1 


30 




Truck 








19 


251 


699 


795 


980 


473 


3,217 




Total 








19 


251 


704 


807 


992 


474 


3,247 



Includes July shipments. 





CHIPPER POTATOES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 








of shipment from F 


orida, crop years 1998-99 through 1999-00 








Crop 


Method of 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 




Total 


year 


shipment 


































1 ,000 cwt 










1998-99 


Piggy-back 














2 


76 


28 




106 




Truck 












37 


827 


3,415 


1,206 




5,485 




Total 












37 


829 


3,491 


1,234 




5,591 


1999-00 


Truck 














1,095 


1,992 


1,064 




4,151 



Includes July shipments. 



RADISHES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














12,000 lb units 








1996-97 


Truck 


70 


370 


560 


390 


380 


500 


460 


370 


10 


3,110 


1997-98 


Truck 


76 


230 


153 


228 


253 


307 


261 


161 


17 


1,686 


1998-99 


Truck 


1 


93 


196 


277 


194 


229 


208 


163 




1,361 


1999-00 


Truck 




83 


321 


328 


260 


193 


227 


190 




1,602 



47 



SQUASH: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


uct 


Nov 


uec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


1 otai 












1 ,000 bushels 










1996-97 


Truck 


104 


314 


238 


185 


94 


433 


421 


171 


13 


1,973 


1997-98 


Truck 


129 


266 


131 


161 


131 


153 


364 


240 


16 


1,591 


1998-99 


Truck 


109 


257 


213 


309 


262 


417 


465 


207 


9 


2,248 


1999-00 


Truck 


51 


183 


266 


300 


299 


269 


505 


93 


7 


1,973 



Includes September shipments. 



STRAWBERRIES: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


uec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


1 oiai 










1 ,000 flats 






1996-97 


Air 


5 


1 




2 




8 




Truck 


903 


1,733 


3,883 


2,752 


20 


9,291 




Export 


4 


32 


15 


5 




56 




Total 


912 


1,766 


3,898 


2,759 


20 


9,355 


1997-98 


Air 




4 


6 


7 


1 


18 




Truck 


895 


1,462 


2,311 


2,874 


848 


8,390 




Export 


4 


32 


13 


5 




54 




Total 


899 


1,498 


2,330 


2,886 


849 


8,462 


1998-99 


Air Export 


3 


15 


8 






26 




Truck 


1,271 


2,212 


1,615 


3,544 


1,217 


9,859 




Total 


1,274 


2,227 


1,623 


3,544 


1,217 


9,885 


1999-00 


Air Export 


1 


6 


5 






12 




Truck 


981 


2,635 


3,178 


4,255 


692 


11,741 




Total 


982 


2,641 


3,183 


4,255 


692 


11,753 



^' Includes November shipments. 



TOMATOES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 cartons 












1996-97 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 


2 

2,693 
2,695 


21 
7,056 
7,077 


16 
7,386 
7,402 


64 

5,741 
5,805 


59 

2,737 
2,796 


18 

4,076 
4,094 


110 
11,154 
1 1 ,264 


181 
7,152 
7,333 


29 
3,630 
3,659 


5 

475 
480 


505 
52,100 
52,605 


1997-98 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 


2 

3,400 
3,402 


6,342 
6,342 


8 

8,995 
9,003 


30 
6,188 
6,218 


3 

3,746 
3,749 


4,873 
4,873 


21 
6,900 
6,921 


11 
8,634 
8,645 


5 

6,391 
6,396 


35 
35 


80 

55,504 
55,584 


1998-99 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 


1,237 
1,237 


3 

5,556 
5,559 


8 

8,467 
8,475 


18 
8,284 
8,302 


14 

5,343 
5,357 


21 
6,823 
6,844 


44 
9,833 
9,877 


64 
12,370 
12,434 






172 
57,913 
58,085 


1999-00 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 


1,348 
1,348 


2 

5,485 
5,487 


4 

8,261 
8,265 


15 
7,532 
7,547 


5,651 
5,651 


8 

6,395 
6,403 


24 
10,200 
10,224 


65 
10,394 
10,459 


6 

4,489 
4,495 




124 
59,755 
59,879 



^' Includes September shipments. 



48 



CHERRY TOMATOES: Shipments to otiier States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 through 1999-00 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct ^' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 












1 ,000 cwt 














1996-97 


Truck 


19 


40 


39 


27 


9 




16 


41 


50 


21 


1 


263 


1997-98 


Truck 


36 


60 


45 


40 


31 




38 


61 


79 


47 


- 


437 


1998-99 


Truck 


33 


37 


37 


23 


18 




27 


58 


86 


40 


3 


362 


1999-00 


Truck 


72 


81 


101 


87 


43 




64 


120 


150 


76 


2 


736 



Includes September shipments. 



WATERMELONS: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 



of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 through 1999-00 


Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Dec " 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul^ 


Total 














1 ,000 cwt 








1996-97 


Piggy-back 
Tmck 
Total 










18 
590 
608 


70 
1,767 
1,837 


23 

1,640 
1,663 


173 
173 


111 
4,170 
4,281 


1997- 98 

1998- 99 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 
Truck & 
Piggyback 










34 
34 

550 


61 
2,310 
2,371 

3,263 


26 
2,969 
2,995 

2,115 


282 
282 

319 


87 
5,595 
5,682 

6,247 


1999-00 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 


244 
244 


6 
6 






1 

420 
421 


176 
4,079 
4,255 


40 
2,101 
2,141 


6 

230 
236 


223 
7,080 
7,303 



^' Includes shipments prior to December. ^ Includes any August shipments. 



49 



\^GETABLE CHEMICAL USE 



OVERMEW 

Information in this section is from a survey funded by the USDA 
Pesticide Data Program. The purpose of the Pesticide Data Program is 
to provide reliable pesticide use statistics and enhance the qualit>' of 
information on pesticide residues in food. The data series addresses 
the increased public interest in agricultural chemical use and provides 
the means for government agencies to respond effectively to food 
safety and water quahty issues. 

VEGETABLE CHEmCAL USE SUR\TY METHODOLOGY 

Primary data used in making chemical use estimates were 
obtained from a probability survey conducted in the fall of 1998. 
Florida vegetable producers were stratified by size of operation and by 
type of crop produced. Larger operations had an increased chance of 
being selected for the sur\'ey. A total of 9 vegetable crops plus 
watermelons and strawberries were included as target crops in the 
sur\'ey. The target crops were: Fresh Snap Beans, Fresh Cabbage, 
Carrots. Fresh Sweet Com. Fresh Cucumbers, Processing Cucumbers. 
Eggplant, Watermelons, Bell Peppers, Strawberries, and Fresh 
Tomatoes. 

A sample of 483 producers was contacted during the enumeration 
period and asked to provide chemical apphcation data for the 1997-98 
crop year. 

A thorough re\ iew compared reported data with manufacturer's 
label recommendations and with data from other producers. Following 
this review, product information \\ as converted to an active ingredient 
level. The chemical usage estimates in this pubUcation consist of 
survey estimates of those active ingredients. 

Nationally 16 States conducted Chemical Use sur\'eys, each 
focusing on the major vegetable crops grown in that State. 

Tables on the following pages list, by crop, a comparison of 
1992, 1994, 1996, and 1998 chemical usage. Because of space 
limitations, pesticides used on the highest percentage of acres are listed 
for a pesticide class for a particular crop. The totals may not multiply 
across due to independent rounding of published values. Estimates of 
the total amount of active ingredient applied are based on the acreage 
estimates published in the annual NASS report "Vegetables - 1998 
Summarv'" [Vg 1-2 (99)c] released on Januar}' 28, 1999. 

The following is a list of common names of active ingredients 
presented in this report. The classes are herbicides (H), insecticides 
(1), fungicides (F), other chemicals (O). 



CLASS 1 


COMMON NAME | 


TRADE NA^^E 




(I) 


Abamectin 


Agri-Mek. Zeph>T, Avid 


a) 


Acephate 


Orthene 


(H) 


Atrazine 


AAtrex 


(F) 


Benomyl 


Benlate 


(I) 


Bt CBaciEus Thur.) 


se\eral 


(H) 


Buulate 


Genate, Sutan 


fF) 


Captan 


Captan 


(I.O) 


Carbanl 


Sevin, Savit 


(0) 


Chloropicrin 


several 


(F) 


Chlorothalonil 


Bra\o 


(F) 


Chlorpyiifos 


Lorsban, Dursban 


(T) 


Copper Ammonium 


Copper-Count-N 


(F) 


Copper Hydroxide 


several 


(I) 


Cyfluthrin 


Ba\Throid 


I'l) 


Cyromazine 


Trigard 


iH) 


DCPA 


Dacthal 


(1) 


Diazinon 


several 


(1) 


Dicofol 


Kelthane 


(1) 


Dimethoate 


several 


(1) 


Endosulfan 


Thiodan 


(1) 


Esfenvalerate 


Asana 


(H) 


Ethalfluralin 


Sonalan, Curbit 


(1) 


Fenamiphos 


Nemacur 


(1) 


Fenbutatin-oxide 


Vendex 


(H) 


Fluazifop-P-butyl 


Fusllade 


(H,0) 


Glyphosate 


Roundup, Ranger, Rattler, Rodeo 


(1) 


Imidacloprld 


Scepter 


(F) 


Iprodione 


Rovral 


(1) 


Lambda-cyhalothrin 


Karate 


(H) 


Linuron 


Lorox, LInex 


(F) 


Mancozeb 


several 


(F) 


Maneb 


several 


(F) 


Metalaxyi 


Ridomll 


(1) 


Methamidophos 


Monitor 


(1) 


Methomyl 


Lannate 


(0) 


Methyl Bromide 


several 


(H) 


Metribuzin 


Sencor, Lexone 


(H) 


Metoiachlor 


Dual 


(H) 


Monocarbamide dihy. 


Enquik 


(F) 


Myclobutanil 


Nova, Rally 


(1) 


Naled 


Dibrom 


(H) 


Napropamide 


Devrinol 


(1) 


Oxamyl 


Vydate 


{H,0) 


Paraquat 


Gramoxone, Cyclone, Starfire 


(F) 


PCNB 


Terraclor 


(1) 


Permethrin 


Ambush, Pounce 


(1) 


Phorate 


Thimet 


IF) 


Propiconazole 


Tilt, Banner, Orbit 


(H) 


Sethoxhydim 


Poast 


(l,F) 


Sulfur 


several 


(1) 


Terbufos 


Counter 


(1) 


Thiodicarb 


Larvin 


(F) 


Thiophanate-methyl 


Topsin 


(F,0) 


Thiram 


Thiram 


(H) 


Trifluralln 


Treflan, Trilin, Trific 


(F) 


Vinciozoiin 


Ronilan 



50 



SWEET CORN, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1992 and 1994, Florida 





1992 (51,300 acres) 


1994 (42,900 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


A nnii- 
r\y>\j\\ 


per 


per 


Total 


Mica 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Tntal 
1 Uldl 




appilcu 




appli- 


crop 






Cauurib 


appli- 


crop 










cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrofipn 

1 'fill laT^^I 1 


81 


3.0 


41 


122 


5,071 


90 


2.3 


42 


95 


3,634 


Phosphorous 


92 


1.8 


56 


103 


4,866 


97 


1.5 


51 


78 


3,257 


Potash 


77 


2.0 


105 


211 


8,383 


100 


1.9 


115 


216 


9,273 


Herbicides 






















Atra7inp 

1 ill ' J / " 1^ 


64 


1.4 


1 .1 y 


1 ./U 


55.3 


81 


1.2 


1 .o1 


1 .Of 


54.7 


Butylate 


13 


1.3 


3.76 


4.70 


31.2 


21 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


31 


Metolachlor 


10 


1.0 


1.92 


1.92 


9.8 


6 


1.0 


2.22 


2.22 


5.8 


Insecticides 






















Chlorpyrifos 


50 


4.7 


U. lo 


o.bo 


94.0 


48 


2.2 


U./o 


1 .ob 


33.8 


Diazinon 


25 


1.4 




o.do 


41.7 


3/ 




3/ 


31 


31 


Methomyl 


y / 


lie 


0.31 


3.51 


1 /4.D 


oc 
OO 


1 o.b 


0.33 


4.56 


A CC O 

Ibo.o 


Phoratp 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


36 


1.3 


1.09 


1.37 


21.0 


Terbufos 


16 


2.0 


0.90 


1.82 


15.1 


22 


1.0 


0.75 


0.75 


7.0 


Thiodicarb 


70 


6.4 


0.52 


3.30 


119.4 


71 


6.6 


0.50 


3.31 


100.2 


Fungicides 






















Chlorothalonil 


o 


O.VJ 


1.12 


3.33 


4. Q 


31 


3/ 


3^ 


3/ 


3/ 


Mancozeb 


53 


6.5 


0.93 


6.05 


162.9 


72 


6.0 


0.90 


5.35 


164.3 


Maneb 


14 


3.2 


0.83 


2.68 


19.4 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


31 


3/ 


Propiconazole 


34 


2.2 


0.14 


0.30 


5.3 


61 


1.9 


0.16 


0.30 


7.9 



SWEET CORN, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1996 and 1998, Florida 





1996 (43,400 acres) 


1998 (41 ,600 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


100 


2.0 


48 


97 


4,037 


Phosphorous 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


98 


1.2 


63 


81 


3,284 


Potash 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


98 


1.8 


88 


163 


6,614 


Herbicides 






















Atrazine 


78 


1.0 


1.14 


1.18 


39.8 


78 


1.0 


1.19 


1.26 


40.9 


Metolachlor 


24 


1.0 


1.44 


1.44 


15.2 


20 


1.0 


1.19 


1.19 


9.7 


Insecticides 






















Chlorpyrifos 


55 


2.4 


0.72 


1.75 


42.0 


59 


1.5 


0.71 


1.10 


27.0 


Esfenvalerate 


14 


1.5 


0.05 


0.08 


0.5 


16 


1.0 


0.05 


0.05 


0.3 


Lambda-cyhalethrin 


41 


3.4 


0.02 


0.08 


1.4 


74 


2.9 


0.02 


0.07 


2.1 


Methomyl 


83 


8.6 


0.29 


2.52 


90.7 


79 


8.6 


0.29 


2.54 


83.4 


Permethrin 


12 


1.2 


0.15 


0.18 


0.9 


8 


1.0 


0.16 


0.16 


0.5 


Phorate 


20 


1.6 


1.06 


1.65 


14.6 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


3/ 


Thiodicarb 


73 


6.8 


0.48 


3.24 


103.0 


55 


2.6 


0.48 


1.24 


28.3 


Fungicides 






















Mancozeb 


57 


3.8 


0.97 


3.74 


93.4 


61 


3.2 


0.94 


3.04 


76.8 


Propiconazole 


58 


2.6 


0.13 


0.32 


8.2 


43 


1.8 


0.13 


0.24 


4.4 



* Footnotes are explained on page 1 1 . 



51 



TOMATOES, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1992 and 1994, Florida 





1992 (49,400 acres) 


1994(47,900 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


100 


2.1 


oy 


1 O / 


9,203 


100 


8.5 


T7 
Ol 


^31 1 

OX \ 


14,902 


Phosphorous 


76 


1.6 


Do 


1 1 u 


4,142 


95 


5.7 


OC 
OO 


iiX)\ 


9,114 


Potash 


100 


2.1 




OUD 


15,072 


100 


8.4 


RA 


Do4 


25,572 


Herbicides 






















Metribuzin 


59 


1.0 


0.48 


0.48 


13.9 


29 


1.3 


0.25 


0.34 


4.7 


Paracjuat 


95 


1 .5 


0.46 


0.70 


33.0 


64 


1.9 


0.36 


0.67 


20.6 


Inspcticirip^ 






















Abamectin 


A7 




0.01 


0.02 


n A 


Qi 
O 1 


O.l 


01 


0.03 


U.4 


Bt^Bacillus thur 1 




P. 


1/ 




1/ 




7 Q 
/ .O 


1/ 




1/ 


Chlorovrifos 


<3i£. 




0.60 


1.38 




AR 


A 


0.75 


3.36 


7/1 A 
/4.4 


Cyromazine 


DU 




0.11 


0.15 


H.D 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


Endosulfan 


67 


3.7 


0.72 


2.67 


89.1 


77 


5.3 


0.76 


4.05 


149.7 


Esfenvalerate 


81 


4.8 


0.03 


0.14 


5.7 


82 


6.9 


0!04 


0'27 


10.7 


Methamidophos 


b4 


0.4 


0.71 


2.37 


/4.0 


O A 

o4 


A O 

4.8 


0.79 


3.80 


152.6 


IVICLI lyJ] i ly 1 


65 


3.6 




1 AR 


47.1 


41 


4.2 


U.4/ 


1 .yo 


39.2 


1 yii iiy u Mill 


49 


4.6 


n 1 n 
U. 1 u 


n 


10.9 


62 


6.7 


U. 1 / 




32.9 


Fungicides 






















Rpnomvl 


18 


1.7 


0.39 


0.68 


6.0 


31 


4.5 


0.48 


2.19 


33.0 


Chlorothalonil 


66 


5.5 


1.13 


6.21 


203.0 


85 


7.7 


1.43 


11.01 


446.6 


Copper Hydroxide 


67 


10.5 


0.94 


9.93 


327.3 


98 


14.9 


1.01 


15.04 


706.8 


Mancozeb 


62 


1 1.6 


1.12 


13.00 


395.6 


90 


13.4 


1.35 


18.12 


784.4 


Metalaxy 


10 


1.2 


0.40 


0.48 


2.3 


47 


2.1 


0.33 


0.67 


15.0 


Other 






















Chloropicrin 


26 


1.0 


63.27 


63.27 


823.6 


64 


1.0 


61.00 


61.00 


1,881.9 


Methyl Bromide 


93 


1.0 


171.83 


171.83 


8,229.8 


94 


1.0 


182.73 


182.73 


8,227.6 



TOMATOES, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1996 and 1998, Florida 





1996 (40,000 acres) 




1998 (40,600 


acres) 










Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


100 


12.3 


22 


273 


11,065 


Phosphorous 


Al 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


65 


12.6 


14 


175 


4,577 


Potash 


4/ 


Al 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


100 


12.4 


40 


499 


20,268 


Herbicides 






















Metribuzin 


62 


1.2 


0.48 


0.57 


14.1 


38 


1.0 


0.46 


0.49 


7.5 


Paraquat 


66 


1.3 


0.69 


0.87 


22.9 


42 


1.1 


0.65 


0.74 


12.6 


Insecticides 






















Abamectin 


74 


2.4 


0.008 


0.02 


0.6 


38 


1.1 


0.008 


0.01 


0.1 


Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


88 


5.6 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


77 


5.2 


1/ 


1/ 


V 


Cyfluthrin 


31 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


13 


3.7 


0.03 


0.10 


0.5 


Endosulfan 


44 


2.6 


0.74 


1.93 


34.2 


23 


2.9 


0.56 


1.64 


15.5 


Esfenvalerate 


22 


4.3 


0.03 


0.14 


1.2 


53 


3.3 


0.03 


0.09 


2.0 


Imidacloprid 


70 


1.5 


0.27 


0.39 


11.1 


35 


1.6 


0.22 


0.35 


5.1 


Methamidophos 


47 


4.4 


0.67 


2,96 


55.8 


26 


7.1 


0.64 


4.58 


49.1 


Methomyl 


55 


2.0 


0.65 


1.27 


28.2 


7 


5.7 


0.48 


2.75 


8.0 


Permethrin 


57 


4.2 


0.11 


0.45 


10.2 


75 


5.3 


0.07 


0.36 


10.8 


Spinosad 


21 


2/ 


2/ 


2/ 


2' 


18 


2.5 


0.09 


0.23 


1.7 


Fungicides 






















Benomyl 


48 


3.0 


0.26 


0.79 


15.1 


20 


2.0 


0.25 


0.52 


4.1 


Chlorothalonil 


95 


7.8 


1.06 


8.34 


317.6 


59 


5.4 


0.89 


4.82 


116.3 


Copper Hydroxide 


96 


9.2 


0.81 


7.44 


285.1 


85 


10.8 


0.89 


9.66 


333.2 


Mancozeb 


93 


9.8 


1.04 


10.22 


379.3 


60 


13.8 


1.53 


21.20 


513.4 


Maneb 


31 


31 


a- 


3; 


3/ 


32 


4.0 


1.50 


6.00 


78.6 


Metalaxyl 


35 


1.7 


0.10 


0.17 


2.3 


14 


3.4 


0.11 


0.38 


2.1 


Other 






















Chloropicrin 


79 


1.0 


58.55 


58.55 


1,842.1 


40 


1.0 


41.21 


41.21 


664.8 


Methyl Bromide 


94 


1.0 


142.52 


142.52 


5,345.7 


95 


1.0 


159.37 


160.35 


6,179.5 



* Footnotes are explained on page 1 1 . 



52 



WATERMELONS: Major Chemical Usage, 1992 and 1994, Florida 





1992 (53,000 acres) 


1994 (40,000 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


QQ 


Q 


38 


148 


7 770 
/ , / //I 


QQ 

yy 




53 


145 




Phosohats 




2.0 


58 


113 






1 R 


67 


123 




Potash 




7 


49 


180 


C7,HOU 


QQ 
yy 




72 


182 


7 9nQ 


Herbicides 






















Gylphosate 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


1 


•1 n 


0.53 


0.53 


u.o 


Paraquat 


1 o 




u.oy 


U.Ol 


7 R 




1 -1 


A AO 


U.4b 




Sethoxydim 


o 


1 


0.24 


0.29 


n A 




1 .u 


0.29 


0.29 


n 4 


Insecticides 






















Bt(Baci!ius thur.) 


31 


6.5 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


12 


7.9 


1/ 




1/ 


Endosulfan 


10 


3.0 


0.44 


1.33 


7.0 


19 


3.2 


0.89 


2.89 


21.6 


Esfenvalerate 


17 


3.7 


0.04 


0.15 


1.3 


4 


3.4 


0.04 


0.13 


0.2 


Methomy! 


19 


3.6 


0.59 


2.13 


?1 


21 


2.7 


0.64 


1.74 


14.4 


Oxamyl 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


c 
O 


1 Q 
1 .o 


0.32 


0.43 


n Q 


Permethrin 


1 ^ 




0.12 


0.47 


T 1 
O. 1 


1 1 




0.19 


0.87 


"5 7 


Fungicides 






















Benomyl 


36 


3.7 


0.32 


1.18 


22.6 


31 


2.4 


0.25 


0.61 


7.5 


Chlorothalonil 


52 


3.5 


1.31 


4.59 


125.5 


58 


2.9 


1.72 


4.93 


1 14.7 


IiyuiUAlUc 


10 


3.1 


0.93 


2.91 


15.8 


11 


3.3 


0.52 


1.74 


7.4 


Mancozeb 


62 


6.5 


1.15 


7.43 


244.9 


72 


3.8 


1.56 


5.88 


169.2 


Metalaxyl 


28 


3.0 


0.22 


0.64 


9.6 


31 


2.5 


0.22 


0.53 


6.7 



WATERMELONS: Major Chemical Usage, 1996 and 1998, Florida 





1996 (40,000 acres) 


1998 (35,000 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


99 


5.5 


26 


144 


5,022 


Phosphate 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


89 


2.3 


52 


123 


3,839 


Potash 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


99 


5.5 


35 


194 


6,754 


Herbicides 






















Paraquat 


7 


1.3 


0.65 


0.84 


2.5 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


31 


3/ 


Sethoxydim 


6 


1.0 


0.09 


0.09 


0.2 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


31 


» 


insecticides 






















Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


25 


6.2 


1/ 


V 


1/ 


16 


3.4 


M 


V 


1/ 


Dimethoate 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


3 


1.5 


0.56 


0.88 


1.0 


Endosulfan 


16 


1.6 


0.64 


1.04 


6.8 


7 


5.2 


0.39 


2.06 


4.9 


Esfenvalerate 


12 


4.7 


0.04 


0.17 


0.8 


3/ 


31 


31 


31 


31 


Methomyl 


17 


2.7 


0.61 


1.64 


11.1 


23 


2.6 


0.46 


1.20 


9.7 


Oxamyl 


7 


1.3 


0.75 


0.98 


2.9 


3/ 


31 


31 


31 


31 


Permethrin 


12 


3.1 


0.10 


0.32 


1.5 


3/ 


31 


31 


31 


31 


Fungicides 






















Benomyl 


51 


2.8 


0.24 


0.68 


13.9 


33 


2.5 


0.28 


0.71 


8.2 


Chlorothalonil 


45 


3.4 


1.27 


4.25 


77.2 


70 


2.9 


1.26 


3.65 


89.8 


Copper hydroxide 


19 


2.7 


0.93 


2.50 


18.8 


21 


2.5 


0.50 


1.28 


9.5 


Mancozeb 


73 


4.5 


1.37 


6.17 


178.8 


65 


3.8 


1.27 


4.86 


111.2 


Metalaxyl 


21 


2.2 


0.21 


0.47 


3.9 


21 


1.7 


0.13 


0.23 


1.7 



* Footnotes are explained on page 1 1 . 



53 



SNAP BEANS, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1992, and 1994 





1992 (29,700 acres) 


1994 (26,900 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Fprtili7Ar 






















Nitrogen 


95 


2.4 


31 


77 


2,157 


98 


2.6 


34 


86 


2,288 


Pliospliorous 


85 


2.1 


49 


102 


2,577 


91 


1.6 


63 


99 


2,439 


Potash 


92 


2.5 


45 


111 


3,043 


98 


2.4 


51 


120 


3,173 
























EPTC 


3/ 


31 


31 


3/ 


3/ 


22 


1.0 




1 49 


8.3 


Metoiachlor 


23 


1.1 


1.37 


1.54 


10.6 


14 


1.0 


1.25 


1.29 


4.7 


Trifiuralin 


32 


1.6 


0.49 


0.80 


7.7 


42 


1.0 


0.56 


0.56 


6.3 


II lOwuilwIUwO 






















Acephate 








^. 1 D 








U.OD 


1 


11ft 


Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


42 


4.0 


V 


1/ 


1/ 


49 


2.2 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Dimethoate 


24 


2.1 




1 "ll 


10.6 


23 


3.4 


n ^0 

\J.O\J 




10.4 


Endosulfan 


13 


3.1 


0.53 


1.63 


6.3 


42 


3.9 


0.72 


2.80 


32.0 


Methomyl 


39 


3.4 


0.34 


1.15 


13.2 


50 


2.6 


0.43 


1.14 




Permethrin 


20 


2.9 


0.07 


0.21 


1.3 






3/ 


31 


























Benomyl 


26 


2.7 


0.64 


1.73 


13.4 


19 


2.7 


0.56 


1.52 


7.9 


Chiorothalonii 


44 


4.0 


1.23 


4.92 


64.3 


75 


3.6 


1.18 


4.23 


85.8 


Copper Hydroxide 


31 


31 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


24 


1.7 


0.55 


0.91 


5.9 


Metalaxyl 


24 


1.1 


0.09 


0.10 


0.7 


25 


2.3 


0.18 


0.40 


2.7 


Sulfur 


50 


4.1 


3.51 


14.27 


211.4 


63 


5.1 


3.15 


15.99 


271.7 



SNAP BEANS, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1996, and 1998 





1996 (29,000 acres) 


1998 (36,000 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


99 


6.7 


18 


119 


4,270 


Phosphorous 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


41 


41 


98 


5.3 


27 


147 


5,178 


Potash 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


41 


41 


98 


5.7 


28 


165 


5,806 


Herbicides 






















Atrazine 


78 


1.0 


1.14 


1.18 


39.8 




2/ 


2/ 


21 


2/ 


Metoiachlor 


31 


1.1 


1.39 


1.57 


13.9 


7 


1.0 


1.27 


1.34 


3.2 


Trifiuralin 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


31 


31 


5 


1.0 


0.79 


0.79 


1.4 


Insecticides 






















Acephate 


38 


2.3 


0.62 


1.44 


15.7 


13 


2.7 


0.54 


1.49 


6.8 


Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


29 


3.5 




1/ 


1/ 


21 


2.5 


1/ 




1/ 


Carbaryl 


4 


2.7 


0.87 


2.35 


2.8 


6 


2.5 


0.81 


2.02 


1.5 


Dimethoate 


18 


5.3 


0.47 


2.52 


12.9 


12 


2.0 


0.48 


0.97 


4.1 


Endosulfan 


5 


1.7 


0.72 


1.21 


1.7 


38 


3.4 


0.68 


2.33 


31.7 


Methomyl 


39 


1.6 


0.35 


0.57 


6.5 


62 


6.7 


0.48 


3.23 


72.5 


Fungicides 






















Benomyl 


34 


3.6 


0.37 


1.31 


12.8 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


31 


31 


Chiorothalonii 


74 


2.6 


0.95 


2.48 


53.3 


82 


5.9 


1.46 


8.73 


258.7 


Copper Hydroxide 


28 


2.8 


0.29 


0.80 


6.4 


43 


7.7 


0.50 


3.88 


59.9 


Metalaxyl 


52 


1.3 


0.25 


0.34 


5.1 


11 


1.1 


0.14 


0.16 


0.6 


PCNB 


23 


1.0 


1.01 


1.03 


6.9 


3/ 


3' 


3/ 


3' 


3/ 


Sulfur 


33 


4.6 


2.40 


11.01 


104.8 


81 


6.4 


1.65 


10.59 


307.6 



'Footnotes are explained on page 1 1 . 



54 



BELL PEPPERS: Major Chemical Usage, 1992 and 1994. Florida 







1992 


(19,900 acres) 




199-: 


M22,100 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




cip[JllcU 




appli- 


crop 








appli- 


crop 










cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


96 


4.7 


47 


219 


4,211 


1 UU 





127 


284 






84 


1.6 


68 


106 


1,769 


OO 


1 .0 


85 


139 




Pnt?i^h 


96 


4.7 


64 


299 


5^735 


1 UU 





177 


393 


ft R7f^ 


Herbicides 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


3/ 














Monocarbumide diliy. 


3/ 


1 


2.3 


19.31 


43.62 


11.8 


Naprodamide 


17 


1.0 


1.27 


1.27 


4.4 


3/ 


31 


31 


31 


31 




55 


1.9 


0.45 


0.84 


9.2 




1 .d. 


0.34 


0.41 


C.eL 


Trifluralin 


1 


1.0 


1.09 


1.09 


0.3 


i 
I 


1 .U 


0.98 


0.98 


U.O 


Insecticides 






















Acephate 


29 


4.2 


0.56 


2.36 


13.4 


24 


4.5 


0.62 


2.77 


14.6 


Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


81 


6.9 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


77 


12.1 


1/ 


1/ 


'1/ 


Dicofol 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


39 


1^4 


0.29 


0.42 


3.6 


Endosulfan 


18 


3.1 


0.51 


1.58 


5.6 


39 


2.7 


0.72 


1.93 


16.5 


Methomyl 


87 


7.7 


0.43 


3.36 


58.1 


■77 


"7 Q 


0.33 


2.65 


A'^ n 


Oxamyl 


34 


2.6 


0.55 


1 .42 


9.5 


/ -i 

41 


Q 


0.64 


1 .78 


ID. 1 


Permethrin 


65 


7.0 


0.13 


0.88 


11.5 


"iO 


0.0 


0.14 


0.45 




Fungicides 






















Copper Amnnonium 


8 


11.8 


0.25 


2.96 


4.9 


16 


9.7 


0.27 


2.58 


8.9 


Copper Hydroxide 


82 


9.9 


0.88 


8.69 


141.1 


85 


10.4 


0.84 


8.77 


164.8 


Mancozeb 


11 


10.2 


0.55 


5.58 


12.6 


OA 


b.D 


1.44 


9.54 




Maneh 


76 


12.7 


1.23 


15.70 


236.1 


7Q 
10 




1.01 


12.17 


1 yo./ 


Metalaxvl 


23 


3.2 


0.46 


1.49 


6.7 


32 


2.2 


0.25 


0.54 


3.8 


Other 






















Chloropicrin 


23 


1.0 


58.99 


58.99 


267.4 


27 


1.0 


91.23 


91.23 


535.1 


Methy Bromide 


83 


1.1 


162.67 


171.50 


2,832.9 


83 


1.0 


188.58 


188.58 


3,477.4 



BELL PEPPERS: Major Chemical Usage, 1996 and 1998, Florida 





1996 (21,300 acres) 




1998 


(19,400 acres) 










Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 




4/ 


4/ 


41 


4/ 


100 


5.8 


46 


272 


5,277 


Phosphorous 


41 


4/ 


4/ 


41 


4/ 


70 


7.0 


19 


134 


1,802 


Potash 


4/ 


4i 


4/ 


41 


41 


100 


5.8 


59 


348 


6,749 


Herbicides 






















Monocarbumide dihy. 


5 


1.5 


79.80 


123.63 


131.7 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


31 


3/ 


Paraquat 


35 


1.7 


0.68 


1.15 


8.5 


87 


1.0 


0.58 


0.62 


10.5 


Trifluralin 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


2 


1.0 


0.95 


1.03 


0.4 


insecticides 






















Acephate 


15 


3.4 


0.69 


2.38 


7.5 


28 


3.0 


0.76 


2.32 


12.6 


Bt(Baciilus thur.) 


97 


9.6 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


95 


9.5 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Dicofol 


25 


2.0 


0.43 


0.84 


4.4 


31 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


31 


Endosulfan 


11 


1.5 


0.69 


1.06 


2.5 


9 


6.1 


0.71 


4.36 


7.6 


Imidacloprid 


17 


1.1 


0.44 


0.49 


1.8 


41 


1.2 


0.19 


0.25 


2.0 


Methomyl 


73 


5.7 


0.56 


3.19 


49.8 


67 


2.5 


0.48 


1.22 


15.8 


Oxamyl 


19 


2.4 


0.64 


1.53 


6.1 


28 


4.0 


0.52 


2.12 


11.5 


Permethrin 


22 


5.5 


0.12 


0.66 


3.1 


8 


2.2 


0.14 


0.32 


0.5 


Fungicides 






















Copper Hydroxide 


90 


10.4 


0.90 


9.38 


180.3 


95 


8.7 


0.62 


5.41 


100.1 


Mancozeb 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


4 


9.0 


0.80 


7.22 


4.9 


Maneb 


94 


10.5 


1.18 


12.35 


247.3 


92 


9.6 


1.10 


10.63 


189.7 


Metalaxyl 


23 


1.2 


0.80 


0.96 


4.7 


61 


1.0 


0.23 


0.23 


2.7 


Other 






















Chloropicrin 


29 


1.0 


65.77 


65.77 


399.4 


35 


1.0 


74.66 


74.66 


512.3 


Methy Bromide 


91 


1.0 


174.95 


174.95 


3,395.5 


94 


1.0 


178.92 


178.92 


3,270.0 



* Footnotes are explained on page 1 1 . 



55 



CUCUMBER, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage 1 992 and 1 994, Florida 





1992 (17,600 acres) 




1994 


(13,300 acres) 










Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


I oiai 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




pplied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 ibs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 Ibs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


oo 




28 


92 


1 A97 

1 (T-^ / 


100 


4.0 




1 1 ^1 

1 1 o 


1,529 


Phosphorous 


53 


2.2 


41 


92 


855 


57 


1.6 


fi4 


1*^7 

I o / 


1,035 


Potash 


88 


3.3 


31 


104 


1,601 


97 


4.0 


30 


119 


1,533 


Herbicides 






















Paraquat 


46 


1.1 


0.66 


0.76 




31 


1.2 


0.36 


0.45 


1.8 


Insecticides 






















Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


44 


6.1 




1/ 


1/ 


74 


5.3 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Carbaryl 


3 


23 


0.57 


1.29 


0.8 


3/ 


■31 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


Endosulfan 


5 


1.7 


0.59 


1.04 


1.0 


17 


2.8 


0.84 


2.35 


5.3 


Esfenvalerate 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


12 


2.7 


0.04 


0.12 


0.2 


Methomyl 


46 


4.3 


0.52 


2.26 


18.4 


79 


5.0 


0.51 


2.56 


26.8 


Oxamyl 


43 




0.48 


1.24 




27 


3.7 


0.47 


1.74 


6.2 


Permethrin 


7 




0.12 


0.31 




3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


Fungicides 






















Benomyl 


12 


3.6 


0.49 


1.76 


3.7 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


Chlorothalonil 


57 


4.6 


1.37 


6.36 


64.1 


67 


6.1 


1.45 


8.88 


78.7 


Copper hydroxide 


14 


1.7 


0.85 


1.42 


3.5 


21 


1.5 


0.69 


1.01 


2.8 


Mancozeb 






0.91 


4.88 


00 n 


56 


4.6 


1.78 


8.16 


61 .1 


Maneb 


29 


3.9 


1.02 


3.95 


20.3 


27 


6.2 


0.95 


5.83 


20.8 


Metalaxyl 


32 


6.1 


0.24 


1.48 


8.3 


40 


6.1 


0.14 


0.84 


4.5 


Other 






















Methyl Bromide 


13 


1.0 


179.73 


179.73 


418.2 


10 


1.0 


187.92 


187.92 


258.7 



CUCUMBER, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1996 and 1998, Florida 





1996 (10,000 acres) 


1998 (9,400 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 Ibs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 Ibs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


4/ 


4/ 


n 


4/ 


41 


100 


1.7 


51 


87 


816 


Phosphorous 


4/ 


4/ 


41 


41 


i; 


12 


4.7 


23 


108 


120 


Potash 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


41 


100 


1.7 


61 


104 


979 


Herbicides 






















Paraquat 


38 


1.7 


0.63 


1.10 


4.1 


31 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


31 


Insecticides 






















Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


82 


9.1 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


15 


5.3 


1/ 


V 


V 


Endosulfan 


26 


2.3 


0.74 


1.68 


4.4 


15 


1.9 


0.74 


1.47 


2.1 


Methomyl 


64 


6.3 


0.65 


4.11 


26.5 


9 


3.2 


0.72 


2.37 


2.0 


Fungicides 






















Chlorothalonil 


58 


12.7 


1.13 


14.35 


82.7 


83 


3.5 


1.16 


4.09 


31.9 


Copper hydroxide 


36 


1.7 


0.81 


1.40 


5.0 


8 


3.0 


0.98 


3.00 


2.2 


Mancozeb 


43 


2.8 


1.37 


3.89 


16.6 


13 


3.7 


1.52 


5.72 


6.8 


Maneb 


23 


5.4 


1.01 


5.47 


12.7 


9 


3.4 


0.84 


2.87 


2.5 


Metalaxyl 


16 


2.9 


0.26 


0.74 


1.2 


14 


1.9 


0.17 


0.33 


0.4 



*Footnotes are explained on page 1 1 . 



56 



CABBAGE, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1992, and 1994, Florida 





1992 (11,400 acres) 


1994 (9,300 acres) 








Rate 


riaie 








Rate 


Hate 




r^hpmiral 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 




Pounds per acre 


1 ,UUU IDS. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,UUU IDS. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


100 


3.1 


64 


202 


2,303 


100 


2.7 


97 


258 


2,395 


Phosphorous 




C..\> 


35 


93 


1 mQ 
1 ,U\3y 




1 Q 


51 


94 




Potash 


100 


2.7 


74 


199 


2,268 


100 


2.2 


126 


272 


2,527 


Herbicides 






















DCPA 


on 
oU 


1 .u 


2.57 


2.57 


O.O 


I U 


i A 
1 .0 


5.11 


5.11 


A Q 


Mptolarhlor 


31 


1.0 


1.89 


1.89 


6.6 


51 


1.0 


1.36 


1.36 


6.4 


Insecticides 






















Rt/Rar^illi lo thi ir \ 
Dl\DaCMiUS inUr ./ 


82 


7.4 


1/ 




1/ 


96 


7.2 


1/ 


1/ 




Chlorpyrifos 


29 


1.9 


0.96 


1.81 


6.0 


42 


2.8 


1.03 


2.93 


11.5 


L/ldZII lUi 1 


33 


1.4 


0.89 


1.23 


4.6 


16 


1.2 


0.90 


1.07 


1.6 


Ct iuusuiia.n 


38 


1 .2 


0.54 


0.62 


2.7 


53 


3.2 


0.91 


2.88 


14.3 


iVIc;U Idl 1 llUUpt tUo 


57 


2.3 


0.60 


1.39 


9.0 


40 


2.4 


0.71 


1.70 


6.4 


Methomyl 


88 


6.7 


0.46 


3.08 


30.9 


76 


4.0 


0.58 


2.34 


16.5 


Mevinphos 


2 


9 fl 
^.o 


0.75 


2.07 


\J.O 


97 




0.44 


0.70 


1 7 


Permethrin 


24 


2.2 


0.10 


0.23 


0.6 


50 


3.4 


0.07 


0.24 


1.1 


Fungicides 






















L/niorotnaionii 


49 


5.1 


0.85 


4.32 


24.0 


61 


4.8 


1.21 


5.75 


32.5 


L/opper nyaroxioe 


5 


2.6 


0.89 


2.26 


1.4 


20 


1.9 


0.32 


0.59 


1.1 


Mancozeb 


32 


3.1 


1.03 


3.20 


11.6 


27 


4.9 


2.21 


10.81 


27.5 


Maneb 


41 


5.5 


1.00 


5.54 


25.9 


21 


7.7 


1.28 


9.94 


19.8 


Metalaxyl 


31 


1.0 


0.07 


0.07 


0.2 


9 


2.0 


0.14 


0.27 


0.2 



CABBAGE, FRESH: Major Chemical Usage, 1996 and 1998, Florida 





1996 (9,300 acres) 


1998 (7,600 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


100 


3.7 


52 


195 


1,481 


Phosphorous 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


100 


2.5 


30 


78 


592 


Potash 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


100 


2.8 


73 


205 


1,561 


Herbicides 






















Glyphosate 


10 


2.0 


1.49 


2.98 


2.7 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


Metolachlor 


20 


1.2 


1.58 


1.84 


3.3 




3/ 


3/ 


31 


3t 


Trifluraiin 


23 


1.0 


0.53 


0.53 


1.1 


37 


1.0 


0.53 


0.53 


1.5 


Insecticides 






















Bt(Baciilus thur.) 


76 


6.2 


1/ . 


1/ 


1/ 


92 


4.9 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Endosulfan 


26 


2.3 


0.74 


1.69 


4.1 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


Fenamiphos 


19 


1.0 


1.56 


1.56 


2.7 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


Lambda-Cyhalothrin 


31 


31 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


36 


2.7 


0.03 


0.08 


0.2 


Methamidophos 


30 


2.7 


0.55 


1.51 


4.3 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


31 


Methomyl 


45 


4.6 


0.50 


2.29 


9.6 


59 


4.5 


0.40 


1.83 


8.2 


Fungicides 






















Chlorothalonil 


39 


4.6 


1.42 


6.49 


23.5 


94 


4.9 


0.80 


3.99 


28.4 


Copper Hydroxide 


11 


2.0 


0.55 


1.10 


1.2 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


31 


Maneb 


13 


6.3 


1.09 


6.88 


8.5 


17 


3.3 


0.68 


2.26 


2.9 



'Footnotes are explained on page 1 1 . 



57 



STRAWBERRIES: Major Chemical Usage, 1992 and 1994, Florida 





1992 (4,700 acres) 


1994 (5,800 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


100 


85.9 


2 


1 

1 


634 


100 


73.0 


o 


117 


676 


Phosphorous 


DO 
OO 


/I .y 


1 


72 




Q A 


CO o 

DO. 3 


1 

1 




286 


Potash 


1 nn 


Qc; Q 
oo.y 


2 


181 


fiRn 
oou 


»o 


"7Q 7 
f O.f 


2 


156 


oyu 


Herbicides 






















Glyphosate 


3/ 




3/ 


31 


3/ 


3 


1.0 


0.31 


0.31 


0.1 


Napropamide 


3/ 




3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


OO 

<iD 


2.4 


0.75 


1.80 


O "7 

2.7 


1 CaI Q Lid L 


by 


1 .y 


0.66 


1.23 


0. 1 


Q-7 
O/ 


1 .y 


0.23 


0.44 


o o 


Insecticides 






















Abamectin 


3/ 


3/ 




3/ 


3/ 


48 




0.01 


0.04 


n 1 


Bt(Baciilus thur.) 


1fi 


2.1 


1/ 


1/ 




41 


Q 7 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Carbaryi 


"17 


2.4 


2.08 


4.95 


4.0 


22 


2.2 


0.84 


1.85 


2.4 


Diazinon 






0.60 


3.10 




?4 


o.o 


0.51 


1.97 


P R 
^.o 


Fenbutatin-oxide 


74 


3.5 


0.68 


2.40 


8.3 


54 


3.7 


0.81 


3.02 


9.4 


Methomyl 


85 


8.8 


0.50 


4.43 


17.7 


82 


11.5 


0.57 


6.58 


31.4 


Mevinphos 


OO 


D.O 


0.50 


3.26 


o.o 


1 D 


A 7 


0.44 


2.09 


1 Q 


Naled 


31 


3/ 




3/ 


3/ 


-J 
1 


O R 
C.D 


0.88 


3.21 


1 O 


Fungicides 






















Benomyl 


42 


8.8 


0.50 


4.38 


8.6 


24 


4 3 


0.42 


1.81 


2.5 


Captan 


98 


20.1 


1 .97 


39.55 


183.1 


99 


20.6 


1 .88 


38.80 


222.1 


Iprodione 


42 


2.3 


0.69 


1.57 


3.1 


38 


? 1 


0.54 


1.12 




Sulfur 


54 


2'3 


3.19 


39.21 


98J 


84 


7.7 


2.73 


20.91 


101.8 


Thiophanate-methyl 


17 


5.8 


0.78 


4.56 


3.7 


47 


3.2 


0.71 


2.27 


6.2 


Thiram 


OO 


C3.D 


0.77 


4.32 


O.o 


A n 
4U 


/.y 


1.11 


8.78 


on o 


Vinclozolin 


44 


2.1 


0.59 


1.26 


2.6 


2/ 


2J 


21 


21 


21 


Other 






















Methyl Bromide 


91 


1.0 


196.49 


196.49 


845.0 


97 


1.0 


196.15 


196.15 


1,107.4 



STRAWBERRIES: Major Chemical Usage, 1996 and 1998, Florida 





1996 (6,000 acres) 


1998 (6,200 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 




100 


53.5 


2 


95 


590 


Phosphorous 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


94 


49.3 


1 


61 


356 


Potash 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


100 


53.5 


2 


107 


661 


Herbicides 






















Glyphosate 


39 


1.7 


1.17 


1.96 


4.6 


37 


1.4 


1.30 


1.87 


4.3 


Napropamide 


12 


1.6 


1.13 


1.79 


1.3 


3' 


3' 






3/ 


Paraquat 


82 


1.9 


0.65 


1.21 


6.0 


80 


1.9 


0.72 


1.37 


6.8 


Insecticides 






















Abamectin 


68 


3.1 


0.01 


0.04 


0.2 


53 


1.6 


0.01 


0.02 


0.1 


Bifenthrin 


21 


2/ 


2J 


2J 


2j 


42 


1.2 


0.12 


0.14 


0.4 


Bt(Bacillus thur.) 


57 


5.2 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


46 


10.0 




1/ 


1/ 


Diazinon 


24 


3.4 


0.64 


2.15 


3.1 


14 


2.3 


0.67 


1.58 


1.4 


Fenbutatin-oxide 


36 


4.8 


0.69 


3.29 


7.1 


41 


1.8 


0.69 


1.25 


3.2 


Methomyl 


65 


5.2 


0.61 


3.14 


12.3 


89 


5.1 


0.53 


2.72 


15.1 


Naled 


15 


3.1 


0.90 


2.83 


2.5 


17 


4.1 


0.81 


3.32 


3.5 


Fungicides 






















Benomyl 


41 


4.7 


0.58 


2.68 


6.6 


42 


7.4 


0.43 


3.22 


8.4 


Captan 


99 


17.0 


1.79 


30.34 


180.8 


96 


14.4 


1.81 


26.15 


154.9 


Iprodione 


33 


3.0 


0.65 


1.93 


3.8 


64 


2.9 


0.65 


1.93 


7.7 


Myclobutanil 


21 


z 


2. 




2, 


28 


2.0 


0.07 


0.14 


0.2 


Sulfur 


58 


8.4 


3.53 


29.64 


103.8 


58 


2.8 


3.92 


10.99 


39.8 


Thiophanate-methyl 


32 


6.4 


0.64 


4.07 


7.7 


46 


2.4 


0.68 


1.66 


4.7 


Thiram 


51 


6.8 


0.92 


6.23 


19.2 


60 


4.0 


1.28 


5.24 


19.4 


Other 






















Methyl Bromide 


99 


1.0 


207.38 


207.38 


1,231.3 


99 


1.0 


196.12 


196.12 


1,198.5 



* Footnotes are explained on page 1 1 . 



58 



EGGPLANT: Major Chemical Usage, 1992 and 1994, Florida 





1992 (2,500 acres) 


1994 (2,500 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 






Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


ations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


rerxiiizer 






















Nitrogen 


100 


2.3 


84 


189 


472 


100 


9.6 


13 


121 


301 


Phosphorous 


79 


2.1 


58 


121 


236 


71 


2.3 


53 


124 


219 


Potash 


100 


2.2 


121 


266 


663 


100 


9.5 


13 


120 


301 


Herbicides 






















Napropamide 


31 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


3/ 


2 


1.0 


A CC 

O.ob 


A CC 

O.Ob 


SJ 


Paraquat 


59 


2.0 


0.63 


1 .25 


1.8 


11 


1.7 


A Oyl 


A /I ■I 

U.4 1 


0.1 


lncootir*iHQc 


















1/ 




Pt/Poj^llli ic thi ir \ 

Di^DaCiiius inur.^ 


14 


5.1 


1/ 


1/ 




57 


4.1 


1/ 




OalUaryi 


6 


2.0 


0.61 


1 .21 


0.2 


8 


3.1 


A OO 

O.oo 


O CO 


0.5 


CI lUUoUlicti 1 


51 


5.8 


U.bo 


O.IO 


4.8 


33 


2.8 


A 


1 CC 
1 .00 


1.3 




62 


4.4 


0.04 


O.ib 


0.3 


30 


5.1 


A AO 


Aid 

U.ib 


0.1 




45 


64 


0.83 


5.34 


6.1 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


Methomyl 


54 


6.2 


0.38 


2.33 


3.2 


39 


4.2 


0.40 


1.68 


1.6 


Oxamyl 


12 


4.0 


0.50 


1.98 


0.6 


5 


2.7 


0.31 


0.83 


0.1 


Pemnethrin 


40 


3.9 


0.10 


0.37 


0.4 


22 


2.4 


0.08 


0.20 


0.1 


Pi innipiHp^ 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


3/ 














K^l IIUlL/LIlctlUlliI 


31 


7 


5.4 


1.20 


6.46 


1.1 


Copper Hydroxide 


29 


4.4 


0.99 


4.36 


3.2 


15 


9.6 


0.40 


3.79 


1.4 


Mancozeb 


6 


5.0 


1.02 


5.05 


0.8 


12 


12.2 


1.76 


21.39 


6.4 


Maneb 


68 


7.0 


1.13 


7.90 


13.4 


33 


9.5 


1.05 


9.90 


8.2 


Other 






















Chloropicrin 


31 


3/ 


3/ 


.31 


3/ 


36 


1.0 


65.10 


65.10 


59.3 


Methyl Bromide 


29 


1.0 


166.42 


166.42 


120.1 


42 


1.0 


157.86 


157.86 


166.9 



EGGPLANT: Major Chemical Usage, 1996 and 1998, Florida 





1996 (1,700 acres) 


1998 (2,200 acres) 








Rate 


Rate 








Rate 


Rate 




Chemical 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 


Area 


Appli- 


per 


per 


Total 




applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 


applied 


cations 


appli- 


crop 


applied 








cation 


year 








cation 


year 






Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1,000 lbs. 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per acre 


1 ,000 lbs. 


Fertilizer 






















Nitrogen 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


100 


1.8 


130 


244 


535 


Phosphorous 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


28 


1.2 


54 


70 


43 


Potash 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


100 


1.8 


234 


440 


965 


Herbicides 






















Napropamide 


3 


1.2 


1.61 


2.00 


0.1 


2/ 


2/ 


2/ 


2/ 




Paraquat 


17 


1.2 


0.63 


0.77 


0.2 


2/ 


2/ 


■ 2/ 


21 


21 


Insecticides 






















Endosulfan 


21 


5.9 


0.52 


3.06 


1.1 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


31 


31 


Methomyl 


73 


4.3 


0.72 


3.11 


3.8 


3/ 


3i 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


Fungicides 




















3/ 


Chlorothalonil 


15 


4.2 


1.04 


4.36 


1.1 


3/ 


31 


3/ 


31 


Copper Hydroxide 


8 


4.4 


0.76 


3.31 


0.4 


73 


3.2 


0.75 


2.45 


3.9 


Mancozeb 


9 


6.3 


1.20 


7.55 


1.2 


3/ 


3/ 


3/ 


31 


31 


Maneb 


62 


6.3 


1.18 


7.45 


7.8 


77 


3.3 


1.29 


4.33 


7.4 


Other 






















Methyl Bromide 


76 


1.0 


186.59 


186.59 


241.8 


64 


1.0 


169.89 


169.89 


241.0 



FOOTNOTES: ^' Rates and total applied are not available, amounts of active ingredient are not comparable between products. ^ No reported 
use. ^ Insufficient report to publish data. Fertilizer statistics were dropped in 1 996 due to funding limitations. ^' Total applied is less than 
50 pounds. 



59 



Major Florida Vegetables Shares 
of Total Production Value, 
1999-00 Season 



Bell Peppers 15.3% 



Potatoes 5.7% 
Squash 3.0% 

Cabbage 1 .3% 



Cucumbers 5.2% 

Snap Beans 9.7% 




Sweet Corn 6.6% 



Strawberries 10.9% 



Radishes 1 .6% 
Watermelons 3.0% 



Tomatoes 27.3% 



Others 10.4% 



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NOTES: 



BUREAU OF STATE FARMERS' MARKETS 
Don Coker, Chief 
541 East Tennessee Street 
Tallahassee, Florida 32308 
850/487-4322 
FAX: 850/488-9006 



BONIFAY 

Jim Wamer, Regional Supervisor 
Connie Johnson, Clerk Specialist 
P.O. Box 716, Hwy 90 
Bonifay, FL 32425 
850/547-2540 FAX: 547-3181 



PLANT CITY 

Melt Godwin, Regional Agricultural Mkt. Spvsor 
Cindy Suszko, Marketing Specialist 
1305 W. MLK Jr. Blvd. Unit #5 
Plant City, FL 33566-5025 
813/757-9027 FAX: 757-9030 



FLORIDA CITY 

Paul Cardwell, Sr. Market Manager 
Patricia Bouchard, Senior Clerk 
300 N. Krome Avenue 
Florida City, FL 33034 
305/246-6334 FAX: 246-7012 



POMPANO 

Alfonso Castro, Sr. Market Manager 
Dale Fargo, Secretary Clerk 
1255 W. Atlantic Blvd. 
Pompano Beach, FL 33069 
954/786-4828 FAX: 786-4830 



FORT MYERS 

Clad Brockett, Sr. Market Manager 
Linda Rockhey, Secretary Specialist 
2744 Edison Ave. 
Ft. Myers, FL 33916 
941/332-6910 FAX: 332-6995 



SANFORD 

Peter Hirst, Sr. Market Manager 
Doris Denis, Secretary Specialist 
1300 - lA S. French Avenue 
Sanford, FL 32771 
407/330-6783 FAX: 330-6786 



FORT PIERCE 

Pete Serra, Sr. Market Manager 
Rory Cromer, Senior Clerk 
3479 South Federal Hwy. 
Ft. Pierce, FL 34982 
561/468-3917 FAX: 468-4002 



STARKE 

Terry Driggers, Market Manager 
Thelma Hutcherson, Secretary 
2222 North Temple Hwy 
Starke, FL 32091 
904/329-3713 



GADSDEN 

Jim Wamer, Regional Supervisor 
Jan Nabb, Secretary Specialist 
18212 Blue Star Hwy 
Quincy, FL 32351 
850/627-6484 FAX: 875-2662 

IMMOKALEE 

Jerry Hubbart, Sr. Market Manager 
Louise King, Senior Clerk 
424 New Market Road 
Immokalee, FL 34142 
941/658-3505 FAX: 658-3508 



PALATKA 

Terry Driggers, Sr. Market Manager 
Thelma Hutcherson, Secretary 
225 Highway 17 South 
EastPalatka, FL 32131 
904/329-3713 FAX: 329-3771 



SUWANNEE VALLEY- WHITE SPRINGS 

Terry Driggers, Manager 
Edye Buchanan, Senior Clerk 
Contact: Jay Thomas 
Box 2758, CR 136 
White Springs, FL 32096 
904/963-5903 FAX: 963-3391 

TRENTON 

Terry Driggers, Manager 
Edye Buchanan, Senior Clerk 
Contact: Jay Thomas 
Box 2758, CR 136 
White Springs, FL 32096 
904/963-5903 



WAUCHULA 

Diana Durrance, Sr. Market Manager 
Yamila Escalett, Secretary Specialist 
661 South 6th Ave. 
Wauchula, FL 33873 
863/773-9850 FAX: 773-3802 



Vegetable Summary 
1999-2000 

Cover Photo: Florida Department of Agriculture 
Cover Design: Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association 




Fresh 
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Florida Agricultural Statistics Service 
1222 Woodward Street 
Orlando, Florida 32803